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

Licensing for Dental Professionals and Other Health Professions Under Review

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Eleven states have been selected to participate in the National Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium. The consortium will focus in part on the reciprocity issues faced by licensed dental and other health care professionals desiring to relocate to another state... 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

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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

2016 State and Local Ballot Measure Results

Local Policy, State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Education, Funding, Financial Aid, Student Debt , Water Fluoridation, Tobacco | Permanent link

On Nov. 8, voters in 35 states decided approximately 157 statewide ballot measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Seventy-six of this year’s ballot measures were initiatives—measures put... Click Here To Read More

The Future of Medicaid and CHIP Under a New Administration

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link


Medicaid beneficiaries could be at risk of losing health coverage if President-elect Donald J. Trump and a Republican-controlled House and Senate follow through on their promises to cut Medicaid spending and transform the state-federal... Click Here To Read More

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