ADEA State Update

Indiana Files Resolution Urging Study of Student Loan Debt for Dentists and Physicians

State Policy, Education, Financial Aid, Higher Education | Permanent link

On Jan. 5, Sen. Jean Leising (R-IN) sponsored SR 7 urging the legislative council to assign the appropriate committee to study debt forgiveness for dental and medical students willing to relocate to... Click Here To Read More

Alabama Governor Releases Plan to Increase Number of Dentists Serving Rural Areas

State Policy, Education, Financial Aid | Permanent link

On Feb. 2, Gov. Robert Bentley, M.D. (R-AL) released his 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. The plan includes a proposal to increase the number of health professionals, including dentists, in rural areas. The strategic plan, citing a 2015 United... Click Here To Read More

FTC Submits Comments on Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice Bill in Georgia

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Federal Trade Commission | Permanent link

In March 2015, Rep. Chuck Martin (R-GA), along with four other State Representatives, sponsored HB 684. The bill, which is currently pending, proposes to expand the scope of practice and procedures that may be performed by dental hygienists and... Click Here To Read More

CMS Approves Waiver for California’s Denti-Cal Program

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On Dec. 30, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reached an ... Click Here To Read More

HHS Report Finds Children With Medicaid in Four States not Receiving Required Dental Services

Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dental Health | Permanent link

On Jan. 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a ... Click Here To Read More

Dental Amalgam Bill Filed in New Jersey

State Policy, Dental Health | Permanent link

On Jan. 27, Rep. Ralph Caputo (D-NJ), introduced A.165. The bill as currently drafted would direct the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, to... Click Here To Read More

State Medicaid Expansion Update

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As the 2016 legislative session begins, states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act continue to debate the issue. Many states are weighing the costs and savings associated with expanding Medicaid to cover people under age 65 with... Click Here To Read More

Governors Give Their State of the State Addresses

Medicare and Medicaid, Education, Higher Education, Medicaid Expansion, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

As state legislatures convene their legislative sessions, governors around the country either have already or are preparing to give their state of the state addresses to their respective legislatures and the public. The state of the state addresses give each governor a unique opportunity to bring attention to and garner support for policy... Click Here To Read More

State and Local Governments Debate Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco

Local Policy, State Policy, Tobacco | Permanent link

States and local governments around the country are debating whether to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21. Proponents argue that keeping tobacco products out of the hands of young people will reduce the number who become addicted. Less than one-third of smokers... Click Here To Read More

State Regulatory Update - February 2016

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  • Illinois

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) anticipates proposing a rule, which may be published sometime in March. The proposed rule would add a new section to the Illinois Dental Practice Act to set forth the... Click Here To Read More

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