January 2016 marks the start of a new regular legislative session for
many states across the country. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia are
expected to convene their legislative sessions in January. Only four states
will have no session in 2016: Montana,... Click Here To Read More
On Dec. 14, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health sponsored
2076. The bill is a new draft of H.
249 and ... Click Here To Read More
On Jan. 7, the Joint Committee on Health Services met
to continue the discussion regarding access to dental care in North Dakota.
2013–14 Joint Committee... Click Here To Read More
On Dec. 8, Matt Bevin was inaugurated as Governor of Kentucky. Gov.
Bevin (R-KY) won the election on Nov. 3, with 52.5% of the vote.
On Dec. 30, Gov. Bevin announced plans to develop a
transformative Medicaid... Click Here To Read More
On Jan. 4 the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington State announced that it began offering its members the services of a
dental therapist, making the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community the... Click Here To Read More
Three bills related to regulating prescription drug abuse have been moving through the legislative process recently. The bills are primed to be heard on the floor when the 2016 session begins. Below is a brief chart comparing certain provisions of the three bills (the Joint Committee on Mental
Health and... Click Here To Read More
On Jan. 21, the
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will host a webinar titled,
“Active Supervision After NC Dental.” This free webinar will begin at 1 PM EST.
Speakers include: Geoffrey Green, Assistant... Click Here To Read More
On Jan. 5, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) announced that the Missouri Department of Revenue will
collect an estimated $35 million from delinquent taxpayers this year
under ... Click Here To Read More
In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Virginia Board
of Dentistry proposes to amend the Virginia Administrative Code to recognize dental, dental hygiene,
and dental assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation of Canada (... Click Here To Read More