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Revisions to X-Ray Regulations: Use of Radionuclides in the Healing Arts

October 25, 2011

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has proposed revisions to regulations governing the use of radionuclides by medical professionals (Part 7 of the radiology rules). A copy of the proposed changes can be accessed by clicking here.

The proposed rule changes appear to have minimal impact on the dental profession, as the changes would primarily impact healthcare practitioners who use nuclear pharmaceuticals for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. These applications are uncommon in dental practice.

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Next Tuesday: Don’t Forget to Vote

October 25, 2011

Mark your calendar! Election day is right around the corner on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The 2011 ballot will ask your input on the election of local officials and several ballot initiatives.

From a dental perspective, the Denver City Paid Sick Leave initiative has implications for small business employers. This measure, Initiative 300, would require that all businesses in Denver offer their employees paid sick leave.

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Forum to Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse Coming to Colorado Nov. 10

October 25, 2011

Peer Assistance Services is hosting a Prescription Drug Abuse Forum at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora on Thursday, Nov. 10. Participants will develop a state action plan to reduce prescription drug abuse in Colorado. Dentists, healthcare providers and other interested community leaders are invited to attend. The forum features prominent speakers, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. To attend, please RSVP at PeerAssistanceServices.org/events or 303-369-0039 by Nov. 1.

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Late on Your Taxes? Take Advantage of Ongoing City, State and Federal Tax Amnesty Programs

October 25, 2011

Colorado Tax Amnesty Program
The State of Colorado is offering a grace period to pay outstanding individual and business state taxes including:

  • Personal, corporate and partnership income taxes,
  • State sales and use tax, and
  • City/county sales and use tax collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

If you failed to file a past state tax return in a timely manner or accidentally underreported taxes on a previous return, this is a great opportunity to fix the oversight and avoid most of the associated tax penalties (both criminal and monetary). The program runs Oct. 1, 2011 through Nov. 15, 2011.

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Dr Ken Versman - Newly Elected ADA 2nd Vice President

October 13, 2011

Just announced on Thursday, Oct. 13, Dr. Ken Versman is the new American Dental Association 2nd Vice President.  Dr. Versman was elected at the ADA House of Delegates meeting in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the ADA Annual Session.

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