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Ethics in Dentistry
An overview of three laws in dentistry pertaining to patient records.
# 120518 | 1,250 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Medical and Health (Dentistry) , Law (General)

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This paper looks at three laws in dentistry: spoliation, which is alteration of patient records in any way after a lawsuit has begun; law 466.024 that covers delegation of duties; and law 466.028 that covers disciplinary actions that can be taken and for what.

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"The spoliation law refers to the destruction, obliteration, mutilation, alteration or concealment of evidence, usually a document in this case, primarily the dental records of a patient by the dentist. (Pollack) Nothing should ever be changed in the patient's record once the dentists become aware of a lawsuit against them. The record should be kept in a safe place and not lost, this is also considered spoliation. The record should never be given to anyone unless ordered to do so by a court or a government agency..."

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