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Welcome to the South Carolina Dental Association!

The South Carolina Dental Association represents member dentists in order to promote and provide optimal oral health care to all citizens of the state of South Carolina by serving as an advocate to advance the profession of dentistry.

The SCDA has over 2,000 member dentists in South Carolina. We are the leader in the promotion of oral health care excellence and the advancement of the profession of dentistry in South Carolina.

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30-4:30 Friday: Hours vary
120 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-750-2277
Toll Free in SC: 800-327-2598
Fax: 803-750-1644
Email: scda@scda.org

Upcoming Events

SCDA Webinar: 2024 HIPAA Compliance Training

Website: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCoqDksEt17f64IwgvjdlIgYJFC7jcj

Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 am- 10:00 am
Location: Zoom

Speaker: Nancy Ware
Senior HIPAA Compliance Specialist – Total Medical Compliance

Nancy Ware is a seasoned HIPAA Senior Compliance Specialist with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance and privacy regulations. Nancy has worked with both Covered Entities and Business Associates and is well versed on the requirements each must follow. She has started compliance programs from the ground up and revamped existing programs.  With a deep understanding of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, she is dedicated to helping organizations navigate the complex realm of HIPAA and ensure they meet the highest privacy and security standards.  Nancy stays up to date with the latest developments and amendments in HIPAA regulations, ensuring that our clients are well-informed about any changes that may have an impact on their operations.

By working closely with our clients, Nancy strives to foster a culture of privacy and security within their organizations, all while ensuring compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and other relevant requirements.

In her free time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, preferably at the beach.  She is an avid hockey fan and has been waiting a long time to see the NY Rangers bring home another Stanley Cup!

Credit Hours: 1 Hour Presentation

Cost: Free for SCDA Members/$100.00 for Non Members

Session Description: Join us for an in-depth training session designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and practical skills needed to navigate HIPAA compliance confidently. By the end of this course, you will:

  • Define fundamental HIPAA terminology, ensuring clarity and understanding throughout the compliance process.
  • Understand the basic elements of the Privacy Rule, including patient rights, covered entities, and permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI).
  • Grasp the foundational components of the Security Rule, gaining insight into safeguarding PHI through administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.
  • Describe the role of a Business Associate in the healthcare ecosystem, recognizing their responsibilities and obligations under HIPAA.
  • Differentiate between a Breach and an Incident, enabling prompt and appropriate response in the event of a security incident.
  • Gain familiarity with HIPAA enforcement mechanisms, including penalties for non-compliance and recent enforcement trends.
  • Implement practical privacy and security tips to enhance office and patient protection, ranging from access controls to data encryption and beyond.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define fundamental HIPAA terminology essential for effective communication and compliance within healthcare settings.
  • Understand the basic elements of the Privacy Rule as outlined in HIPAA, including patient rights, covered entities, and permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI).
  • Grasp the foundational components of the Security Rule under HIPAA, encompassing administrative, physical, and technical safeguards necessary for protecting PHI.
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a Business Associate within the context of HIPAA compliance, emphasizing their obligations regarding PHI handling and protection.
  • Differentiate between a Breach and an Incident according to HIPAA definitions, enabling accurate identification and appropriate response to security events.
  • Gain familiarity with HIPAA enforcement mechanisms, including penalties for non-compliance and recent enforcement trends, to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Apply practical privacy and security tips to enhance office and patient protection, promoting compliance with HIPAA standards and mitigating security risks effectively.

Register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCoqDksEt17f64IwgvjdlIgYJFC7jcj