Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
A licensing agency may order a licentiate to be examined by one or more physicians, surgeons or psychologists if the licentiate appears to be unable to practice his profession safely due to of an impairment caused by mental or physical illness. The examination report must be made available to the licentiate and may used as evidence in subsequent proceedings.
A peer review body investigating a physician and surgeon on the basis of information that the physician and surgeon's mental or physical condition poses a threat to patient care, must report to the diversion program of the Medical board the name of the physician and surgeon and notify the program when the investigation is complete.
Occupational therapists are required to document evaluation, goals, treatment plan and summary of treatment in the patient record. These records shall be maintained for a minimum of seven years following patient's discharge, except records of a minor shall be maintained at least until one year after the minor.
A physical evaluation and medical history shall be taken before the administration of oral conscious sedation to a minor, and the dentist who administers it to a minor shall maintain records of the physical evaluation, medical history, and oral conscious sedation procedures used.
Unprofessional conduct by licensed dental hygienist includes the failure to report to the Dental Hygiene Committee in writing within seven days: (1) the death of his or her patient during the performance of any dental hygiene procedure; (2) the discovery of the death of a patient whose death is related to a dental hygiene procedure performed by him or her; or (3) except for a scheduled hospitalization, the removal to a hospital or emergency center for medical treatment for a period exceeding 24 hours of any patient as a result of dental or dental hygiene treatment.
A registered dental hygienist shall report to the Dental Hygiene Committee all deaths occurring in his or her practice with a copy sent to the Dental Board if the death occurred while working as an employee in a dental office. A dentist shall report to the dental board all deaths occurring in his or her practice with a copy sent to the committee if the death was the result of treatment by a registered dental hygienist.
Unprofessional conduct by a licensed dentist includes the failure to report to the Dental Board the death of a patient related to the performance of any dental procedure; or the unexpected removal to a hospital or emergency center for medical treatment for a period exceeding 24 hours of any patient as a result of dental treatment. Upon receipt of such a report, the board may conduct an inspection of the dental office if deemed necessary.