Dental Arbitration Agreement

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. 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. 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. Joel monitors and monitors all PSIC dentures. He also monitors and trains the representative of the…

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. Q: A dentist insured with another non-PSIC insurance company stated that his policy requires his patients to sign an agreement stating that they will respond to all allegations of misconduct by arbitration. That`s a good idea? First, both the patient and the dentist lose their right to settle their dispute in court by entering into an arbitration agreement. 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. Many dentists call our hotline in case of disaster. Here is an example of an interesting question we received: Another factor to note (as for each case of misconduct or advice action) is that if the arbitrator`s decision requires that the dentist must pay for 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 have many consequences, including the loss of registration information from certain networks and a separate professional disciplinary sanction.