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December 6, 2020

Dentist Arbitration Agreement

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mark Baker @ 6:15 pm

Many dentists call our hotline in case of disaster. Here is an example of an interesting question we received: Q: A dentist insured at another insurance company misconduct (non PSIC) stated that his policy required his patients to sign an agreement that states that they can resolve all allegations of misconduct by arbitration. That`s a good idea? In addition, arbitration is generally binding and promotes compromise. This means that the dentist would rather be guilty and would not be able to negotiate or challenge the decision. A: As a general rule, the intention of an arbitration agreement for the parties subject to the agreement is to settle their dispute by a neutral arbitrator instead of a jury. Arbitration is often cheaper than going to court. However, in the current judicial environment, there are several reasons why PSIC does not believe that arbitration agreements are in the best interests of its policyholders or their patients. At Professional Solutions, we recommend that our dentists call our disaster advice hotline at 1-800-640-6504 on a worrying situation or if they need advice on a possible right to a fault or complaint to a board complaint. Finally, dentists who have used arbitration tell us that this agreement must be implemented before treating the patient – before the dentist has established a relationship with the patient and deserves his trust. However, the dentist asks that the patient agree not to go to court if things go wrong. Many dentists believe that this sends the wrong message and launches the dentist-patient relationship on the wrong foot. Another consideration (as with any case of abuse or advisory action) is that if the arbitrator`s decision requires the dentist to pay a payment of damages, the dentist is required to report the payment to the National Practitioner Data Bank. A summary of the allegations and the amount of payment may be requested by third-party payers, licensing governments and other agencies.

This can result in a large number of consequences, including the loss of registration information from certain networks and a separate professional disciplinary sanction. Our bad behaviour insurance does not require dentists to enter into arbitration agreements with their patients. We talk to our policyholders about the subjects related to them and put them in the best approaches to their individual situation. First, both the patient and the dentist lose their right to settle their dispute in court by entering into an arbitration agreement. Joel monitors and monitors all PSIC dentures. It monitors and drives claims.

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