Human trafficking is a problem that spans the globe. It is the third largest international crime industry, preceded only by illegal arms and drug trades. An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 individuals are trafficked into the United States annually. It’s a problem that is very real, and one that we all must work to end.
What Can a Doctor or Dentist Do About Human Trafficking?
People who are brought into the country through human trafficking are in a dangerous situation. As a medical professional, you are in a key position to identify the signs of trafficking and help victims.
You and your staff must understand how to communicate with authorities when you suspect a patient is a victim. Taking the proper action quickly can potentially save lives and help reduce the number of victims that continue to suffer as part of this illegal industry.
Are You Compliant with Michigan Law?
The federal government requires that licensed dental professionals operating in Michigan undergo human trafficking training. It’s not only an ethical thing to do but a necessary part of running a legal practice. Make sure your staff meets the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Training standards outlined by the State of Michigan.
Register now for the comprehensive human trafficking training seminar held by Strategic Practice Solutions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Learn more about why awareness is important and how you can help. Discover the signs of a trafficking victim and find out how to assist without putting them at risk. Sign up now and stay compliant while doing your part to stop human trafficking. This course is 2 continuing education credit hours.