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October 1, 2014

Homework Help: DENTAL ASSISTANT HELP PLEASE!!!!!!

Posted by KIM on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:34pm.

1)Each state has a dental board of examiners responsible for enforcing that particular state's Dental
Practices Act (DPA). The DPA contains similar requirements for dentist conduct. Which of the following is
not covered by the DPA?

A. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
B. The dentist's responsibility for auxiliary personnel actions
C. Licensing of dentists
D. Tort law

MY FIRST ANSWER WAS: C (WRONG)
ANSWER: D


2)Privacy officer A ensures each patient is given and signs a copy of the office HIPAA privacy rules,
makes a point of updating the chart if there are any special privacy requirements for each patient, and
maintains a copy in the chart. Privacy officer B also makes sure each patient is given and signs a copy of
the HIPAA privacy rules, maintains a file outside the patient's dental chart that's visible to only the dental
staff, and notes any special privacy requirements for each patient. According to HIPAA regulations, which
privacy officer's procedure is acceptable?

A. Privacy officer B's procedure is acceptable.
B. Privacy officer A's procedure is acceptable.
C. Both privacy officers' procedures are acceptable.
D. Neither privacy officers' procedures is acceptable.

MY FIRST ANSWER WAS: D (WRONG)
ANSWER: A

3). Joshua is a dental assistant and receives a call from XYZ insurance company requesting a copy of
several patients' charts for an audit of the plan in which the dentist participates. He agrees to send the
information because he believes it's okay under the HIPAA. He speaks with the office manager, Mary, and
she says that the insurance company has to sign a trading-partner agreement and get each patient's specified
consent. Who would be acting correctly within the HIPAA privacy regulation?

A. Neither Mary nor Joshua
B. Mary
C. Joshua
D. Both Mary and Joshua

MY FIRST ANSWER WAS: A (WRONG)
ANSWER: D

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