Q: I am thinking of having a member of my staff write our compliance manual, what are your feelings on this?
A: A compliance manual is a complex project requiring research and specialized expertise. When written properly it reflects the policies & procedures of your office based upon the guidelines and regulations from nine regulatory agencies. Also it must be kept current as new regulations are published. The fact is both time and money will be spent on writing your compliance manual no matter who does the work, the difference will be how long, how much, and the end results. To answer your question, I do not recommend writing your own compliance manual and I also do not recommend patients do their own dental work, instead seek the service of an expert.