It’s the time of year when state legislatures convene to do the people’s business. Which means it is also the time optometry undertakes legislation to expand scope of practice to better care for our patients. For better or worse, we are a legislated profession.
I discovered that an employee had been dispensing glasses to her family without collecting payment for the materials. After studying the relevant charts, I was certain that the activity was deliberately hidden from me.
One area of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance that can be confusing for medical practices is the obligation to provide sign language interpreting services to patients who are deaf and hard of hearing. That requirement is more stringent than many realize.
“EMRs (electronic medical records) have the potential to increase patient safety, improve outcomes, and create legible, accurate records, but, unfortunately, they also have the possibility of doing just the opposite,” said Herschel Lessin, MD, Children’s Medical Group, PLLC, Poughkeepsie, New York.