Litch's Law Log addresses current legal matters impacting the practice of pediatric dentistry, and appears regularly in Pediatric Dentistry Today.
Letter to State Dental Boards on Advertising Issues (2009)
Letter to Iowa Dental Board concerning Specialty Advertising (2017)
Letter to Iowa Dental Board concerning Specialty Advertising (2018)
Letter to Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission concerning Specialty Advertising (2018)
Statement on Specialty Advertising Developed by the ADA (2018) - This legal brief, developed by the law firm Sidley and Austin (Chicago), was supported financially by several dental specialty organizations including the AAPD. This brief makes strong legal arguments for effective state dental board regulation of specialty advertising, and has been disseminated to PPAs for use in their state efforts.
Avoid Surprises of the No Surprises Act
HHS Civil Rights Office Settlement
Section 1557 Relief Obtained
Speaking of Safety
Data Privacy Protection: The Impact of GDPR
So You Want to be an Expert Witness?
Reminder About Medicaid Compliance Resources
Levels of Supervision in a Dental Home
Fax Foul-up Fixed
Supreme Court Rules Providers Cannot Sue Medicaid
Legal Issues for your Practice Website
DEA and the Dental Office
What to Do About Refusal to Consent?
Health Care is Different than Restaurants or Department Stores When it Comes to Clipping Coupons
Hollywood in Your Office
Considerations for Pediatric Dentists and CRNA Relationships
Is the Health Care Reform Law Unconstitutional?
What to do about a Negative Internet Review?
Corporate Ownership of Dental Practices and Management Service Organization Issues: Part II
Corporate Ownership of Dental Practices and Management Service Organization Issues: Part I
Good Communications Equals Good Risk Management
Efforts to Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act
Why Worry about Antitrust Law?
Demystifying ERISA and its Impact on General Anesthesia Legislation
Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act Expand Scope of Coverage
New Dental Board Guidelines Address Sexual Relationships
Federal Election Law: Know Your Limits
Some Reminders about Informed Consent
The 24-Hour History and Physical Examination Regulation and the Impact on Hospital Operating Room Cases
Aftermath: New Illinois Sedation Law
What Went Wrong and What Can We Learn?
The Action Heats Up on Medicaid Litigation
The Government’s Medicaid Fraud Tools: Good Reasons to Stay out of Trouble and Strategies to Preempt Trouble
Risk Management Issues for Parental Presence/Absence
Legal Parameters for Advertisements by General Dentists Who Treat Children
Legal Considerations for Partnerships
What is the Dentist’s Legal Responsibility for Parents or Guardians with Hearing Impairments or Limited English Proficiency?