ADEA State Update

ADEA Releases its Second Annual State-by-State Opioid Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Summary

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. Each day, 91 people die from overdosing on opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states looking to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and misuse have enacted... Click Here To Read More

Congress Failed to Reauthorize CHIP Funds by Deadline, Putting States in Limbo

Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

Congress failed to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by the Sept. 30 deadline, thus allowing funding to lapse. CHIP is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Although CHIP benefits are different... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Dental Therapy Debate Heats Up

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Therapist, Licensure | Permanent link

Arizona’s sunrise review process provides a mechanism for health professions to request regulation or expansion in scope of practice.

On Sept. 1, the dental coalition Dental Care for Arizona submitted a ... Click Here To Read More

FTC Task Force to Host Roundtable on Occupational Licensing

Federal Policy, Federal Trade Commission, Licensure | Permanent link

On Nov. 7, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable in Washington, DC, to examine empirical evidence on the effects of occupational licensure. Over... Click Here To Read More

An Update on State Dental Regulations

State Policy, State Policy Updates, Licensure | Permanent link

California

On April 6, the Dental Board of California held a special meeting and voted to suspend the administration of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) practical examination, effective immediately. The Board took this action after reviewing a report... Click Here To Read More

Legal News You Can Use

Graduate Students, Higher Education, State Court | Permanent link

Earlier this year, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a resident physician performing duties for the University of Texas Physicians Clinic could... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - October 2017

Reports of Interest, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link

In a letter sent to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Centers for Medicare... Click Here To Read More

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Expanding Access to Dental Care

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Oral Health | Permanent link

On June 21, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) signed AB 146. The new law provides that, in addition to a dental office setting, a dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene in any of the following settings,... Click Here To Read More

An Update on Maryland’s Emergency Room Dental Study and Expansion of Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

On May 25, Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) signed into law SB 169. The new law authorizes the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) to study the annual cost of emergency room (ER) visits to treat dental conditions of adults,... Click Here To Read More

Idaho’s Acting Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for a Review of State Professional Licensing Requirements

State Policy, Licensure | Permanent link

On May 19, in his capacity as acting governor, Lieutenant Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order directing a sweeping review of Idaho’s occupational and professional licensing requirements. In addition to the executive order, the lieutenant governor has set... Click Here To Read More

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