Inside DOCS Regulatory Counsel's Advocacy for Patients and Practitioners

In a profession where regulatory compliance can be paramount, dentists need a legal advocate to represent their best interests.

By David Palmer, Esq.

In the intricate world of regulatory compliance, my role as Regulatory Counsel extends far beyond legal insight. I can be a strategic partner, guiding you through the complexities of compliance, representing your interests, and advocating tirelessly on your behalf. Here are just a few of the many ways I can assist you and your practice.

Navigating Regulatory Complexities

Regulatory compliance is a maze of ever-changing rules and legislation. My primary role is to be your guide, navigating you through these complexities with precision and foresight. By staying vigilant and continuously updating my understanding of the dental board regulatory landscapes, I proactively identify potential risks, advocate for our members to keep their practices in compliance, and expand access to care for patients.

Representing Your Interests at Board Meetings

Dental board meetings are crucial arenas where proposed regulatory changes are discussed. Here, I step into the role of your advocate, speaking on behalf of your interests. With in-depth knowledge of the dental profession and the regulatory framework, I advocate and discuss the potential impacts of proposed changes and offer viable alternatives. I aim to ensure your voice is heard loud and clear, protecting your interests and influencing regulatory outcomes to protect patients and practitioners.

Keeping You Informed

In the ever-expanding world of regulatory affairs, knowledge is power. I make it my mission to keep you informed every step of the way. Through newsletters, webinars, or individual meetings, I translate complex legal regulations into practical insights, empowering you to make informed decisions. Transparency and open communication are the cornerstones of my approach, promoting a culture of compliance within your practice.

Advocating Diligently on Your Behalf

Advocacy is at the heart of the legal profession. I am your staunch advocate, tirelessly representing your interests in legislative and regulatory arenas. Whether through persuasive position papers, Board consultations, or direct engagement with Board regulators, I utilize my legal expertise to shape favorable regulatory outcomes. My goal is not just to protect your interests but to contribute to a regulatory landscape that fosters opportunity for practitioners and expands access to care for patients.

In Conclusion

In a profession where regulatory compliance can be paramount, my role as Regulatory Counsel is more than just a legal aid—it's a compliance safeguard, knowing you have someone on your side to contact for your challenging regulatory concerns. I am here to help navigate regulatory complexities, represent your interests at board meetings, keep you informed, and advocate diligently on your behalf. Together, we can overcome regulatory challenges and pave the way for your success in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

DOCS Education members can contact me at [email protected] with regulatory questions. 

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Author: David Palmer, Esq. is an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Having spent time in private and corporate practice, he specializes in compliance, contract negotiation, insurance regulations, and healthcare as legal counsel for DOCS Education.

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