Dismissing a Patient Explained

The Kansas Dental Association receives calls regularly on how a dentist may dismiss a patient.  This question often arises because a patient is abusive or offensive to staff or the dentist or because the patient-dentist relationship has for some other reason, become damaged. First, a dentist can dismiss a...

What can I charge my patients for copies of dental records?

K.S.A. 65-4971(b) established the maximum fees that medical care providers can charge for reproduction of medical records (non-workers compensation records). By law, these fees are adjusted on January 1 of each year by the Secretary of Labor, “in accordance with the all-items consumer price index...

Dental Recordkeeping Requirements

One of the more common questions the Kansas Dental Association receives concerns the length of time a dentist must keep dental records.  The simple answer is that all records must be maintained for a period of ten years as required by the Kansas Dental Board.  However, because of the Statute of...

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