Ethics in Dentistry
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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.
From the Paper:"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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Ethics in Dentistry (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ethics-in-dentistry-120518/
"Ethics in Dentistry" 01 December 2008. Web. 14 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ethics-in-dentistry-120518/>