ADEA State Update

State Policy Changes: Dentists and Anesthesia

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In the wake of several states investigating toddler deaths while undergoing dental procedures, state policymakers are proposing legislation and regulations to provide additional oversight. 


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Reports of Interest - September 2016

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The National Governors Association has released a report examining various tobacco control approaches amongst states.... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Joint Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner Bill

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On Sept. 29, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health heard testimony on two bills, S.1118 and a companion measure ... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota, New Mexico Hold Meetings on Dental Services and Alternative Workforce Models

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North Dakota

On August 18, the Joint Committee on Health Services met to continue its discussion of dental services in North Dakota. During the meeting, Legislative Council staff presented a memorandum relating... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Governor Asks State’s Medical Schools to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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In early September, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) met with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the deans of the four medical schools in the state to discuss opportunities for enhancing curriculum and establishing cross-institutional best practices in pain management and safe prescribing of opioids.

Providing physicians with... Click Here To Read More

Denver, Colorado and the State of Illinois Move to Continue Water Fluoridation

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On Aug. 26, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners unanimously approved a ... Click Here To Read More

City of San Marcos, Texas Slated to Vote on Water Fluoridation in November

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On Nov. 3, San Marcos residents will vote on whether to continue community water fluoridation in the area. The ballot language reads as follows:

Proposition 1 (see PDF page 3): “Amending the San Marcos City Charter... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Submits its Second Medicaid Expansion Waiver to CMS

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On Sept. 1, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) submitted its second Healthy Michigan Plan waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Plans in Alaska Move Forward While Tennessee’s Stall

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On July 16, Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) notified the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee of his intent to accept federal funds and Alaska Mental Health Authority funds to expand Medicaid. ... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces States for Medicaid Leadership Institute

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The National Governors Association ( NGA) and the Center for Health Care Strategies ( CHCS) recently announced six statesAlaska, Connecticut, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and... Click Here To Read More

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