ADEA State Update

California and Texas Approve Pediatric Anesthesia Provisions

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California

The Dental Board of California (Board) discussed its final report on pediatric anesthesia on Dec. 1, 2016, in open session. After the discussion,... Click Here To Read More

Texas Releases Report on Dental Support Organizations

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The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) recently released a report titled, “Dental Service Organizations Legislative Report.”  

On Aug. 8, the Board and the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) entered a... Click Here To Read More

Bill Introduced in New Jersey Removes Teeth Whitening From the Practice of Dentistry

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On Dec. 15, A4419 was introduced and referred to the Regulated Professions Committee. The bill, as introduced, provides that performing teeth whitening services for the general public for compensation will not be regarded as practicing dentistry under the law regulating... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Debates Dental Therapy

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Arizona’s sunrise review process provides a mechanism for health professions to request regulation or expansion in scope of practice. As a result, a sunrise... Click Here To Read More

Democratic Governors Warn Congress of Impact of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

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On Dec. 21, the leadership of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and... Click Here To Read More

Legislator Prefiles Bill to Expand Scope of Practice for Dental Hygienists

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On Dec. 20, Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R-MO), a dental hygienist, prefiled H.B. 297. The bill permits dental hygienists to perform certain services under extended-access, a... Click Here To Read More

New York Governor Proposes Free Tuition at Public Colleges

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On Jan. 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announced a plan to offer free tuition at state and city two- and four-year colleges for... Click Here To Read More

Ohio Governor Signs Campus Carry Bill

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On Dec. 19, Gov. John R. Kasich (R-OH) signed SB 199, which lifts the blanket prohibition on firearms on college campuses. As a result, college boards of trustees, or other governing bodies, will now be able to vote to allow concealed firearms on campuses.... Click Here To Read More

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

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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

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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

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