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Patient record protocols serve both dentist and patient
by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
Patient records are an excellent treatment tool, can play an important role in the defense of a malpractice claim and can be a valuable asset when the time comes to sell a practice. There are, however, several key things dentists should remember about their patient records.
Access and confidentiality
Ohio law defines a medical record as “data in any form that pertains to a patient’s medical history, diagnosis, prognosis or medical condition and that is…