MLMIC publishes Risk Management Checklists to assist insured dentists with the creation of policies and protocols in critical areas, including medication management. This checklist focuses on prescription medications and patient safety.
We encourage you to review these checklists on a regular basis to promote patient safety and reduce potential liability exposure:
Prescription Medications And Patient Safety
Medication errors result in a significant portion of dental liability claims. Patient harm can result from known risks, adverse or allergic reactions, drug interactions and errors in prescribing. Careful attention to detail in prescribing and monitoring the use of medications promotes patient health and safety.
View or download the checklist here: Prescription Medications And Patient Safety
MLMIC’s Risk Management Consultants are available to assist insured dentists in their ongoing efforts to identify and address areas of concern related to medication management. For guidance regarding a specific situation, please contact MLMIC’s Risk Management Department at (800) 275-6564.
In addition, policyholders can stay up to date on the latest risk management guidance and alerts by monitoring the MLMIC Dental blog, The Scope: Dental Edition, Dental Impressions and MLMIC social media platforms.