The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is Federal legislation that created national standards to protect the privacy of patient’s medical records and other personal health information.
The HIPAA Privacy & Security Regulations give patients certain rights over their healthcare information and requires select UC units and/or departments to put policies and procedures in place to protect patient’s health information, whether oral, written, or electronic, from being used by or disclosed to individuals not authorized to access it.
HIPAA itself does not establish the regulations, but provides the framework for regulations (generally known as “rules”) in four areas: transactions and code sets, identifiers, privacy, and security.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization (part of the Department of Labor) that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.
WISHA is the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act, Chapter 49.17 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), enacted in 1973 by the Washington State legislature. In 1976 it became the nation’s first fully operational state safety and health plan approved by the federal government. We have a long prior history of public service dedicated to the protection of worker safety and health. Our state constitution of 1889 says, “The legislature shall pass necessary laws for the protection of persons working in mines, factories and other employments dangerous to life or deleterious to health; and fix pains and penalties for enforcement of the same.” (Article II, Section 35) DOSH gives the Department of Labor & Industries a primary responsibility for worker health and safety in Washington
The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) is part of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The main office is located in Honolulu.
HIOSH has adopted the majority of OSHA standards that would relate to state and local government and private employer operations. However, some of their standards have significant differences and some do not have any federal counterparts.
- CDC Guidelines for Infection Control
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
The EnviroStars Program was created in King County, Washington in 1995, as a service of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. It has since been adopted across the region in Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Spokane, and Whatcom Counties.
The mission of EnviroStars is to provide assistance and incentives for smaller businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste, in order to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.
- BLS/AED Training
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
- CEU Credits
Continuing Education Credits are always provided with our courses. Through our portal, you’ll be able to see and monitor the status of your credits as you progress with continuing education.
- Administrative Auditing
Administrative Auditing – Using PCC’s comprehensive check list, you’ll be able to perform and internal audit to ensure the accountability of your finances and reduce the possibility for embezzlement and theft.
- Employment Manual
With years of industry-specific experience organizing and optimizing dental practice operations, PCC can specially craft a manual catered to your dental practice. An effective manual is intended to help employees find answers to specific questions regarding personnel, policies and employment.
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What We Do
PCC has helped the dental community all over the state of Washington and throughout the Islands of Hawaii since 2000. We offer many various services from staff safety and health training to hazardous waste disposal implementation. If you feel you are lost in an ocean of regulations, give us a call for a complimentary and confidential assessment.