ADEA State Update

Massachusetts’ Governor Attempts to Establish Dental Therapist Role

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Oral Health | Permanent link

On July 17, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) in his veto message to the Massachusetts legislature regarding the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget, inserted language to establish a new oral health practitioner, the role of a licensed dental therapist. However, soon thereafter,... Click Here To Read More

States Limiting Opioid Prescriptions and Enacting Changes to Monitoring Programs

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

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of the 20.5 million Americans, 12 or older, who had a substance use disorder in 2015, approximately 2 million had an addiction disorder involving prescription pain relievers. 

ADEA has compiled an... Click Here To Read More

White House Commission on Opioid Abuse Issues Draft Report

State Policy, HHS, Education, Federal Policy, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On March 29, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Commission (Commission) members include: ... Click Here To Read More

California May Expand Pilot Program to Offer Four-year Degrees in Dental Hygiene and Other In-demand Fields

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In September 2014, SB 850 was signed into law and authorized the Board of Governors, in consultation with California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC), to establish a... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces the 2017–18 Executive Committee Leadership

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On July 15, during the National Governors Association’s (NGA’s) annual summer meeting, the 2017–18 Executive Committee Leadership was announced. Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) was named NGA... Click Here To Read More

U.S. House Leadership Announce Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

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In May 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - August 2017

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The Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has developed an issue brief providing... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio Rules on Dental Specialties and Advertising

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On Aug. 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Kiser v. Kamdar, et al., finding that the district court improperly dismissed a... Click Here To Read More

Guns on College Campuses and in Classrooms: Debate Continues

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On May 3, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) vetoed (see veto message #9) the campus carry bill, ... Click Here To Read More

An Update on California’s Fractured Denti-Cal Program

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In April 2016, the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, issued a report which found that the Denti-Cal program needs vast improvement in order to render needed dental services.[1]

According to the report, “eleven of California’s 58... Click Here To Read More

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