Managing compliance covers two areas. First, it’s about ensuring a safe environment for your practice and your patients. Second, it means making sure your practice complies with policies and procedures in the face of a regulatory audit so you avoid any reputational damage or worse, closure of the practice. Practice Managers must take charge of compliance and be the chief advocate for it. This includes making certain that policies and protocols are in place for such factors as risk management, work health and safety (WHS), infection control, sterilisation, and more.