ADEA State Update

Governors Send Letters to Congress About the Future of Health Care Reform

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On Dec. 2, governors and state insurance commissioners received a letter from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking them for their recommendations on replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a new health care plan. The letter also asks governors... Click Here To Read More

State Officials Discuss Major Changes to Tenure at Colleges and Universities

State Policy, Education, Higher Education | Permanent link
  • Missouri

Rep. Rick Brattin (R-MO) has sponsored HB 266. The bill prohibits a public institution of higher education in Missouri from awarding tenure to anyone hired for the first time on or after January 2018. The current... Click Here To Read More

Maryland Files Bill to Study Cost of Emergency Room Dental Care

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health | Permanent link

SB 169 has been introduced in the General Assembly of Maryland. The bill as introduced required the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to conduct a study to determine the annual cost of emergency room (ER)... Click Here To Read More

Bill Requiring Insurance Companies to Cover Teledentistry Filed in Montana

State Policy, Dental Health | Permanent link

SB 129 was introduced on Jan. 17 to require insurance coverage for dental services offered by telemedicine. 

Currently, telemedicine is allowed under Montana law and third-party payers must reimburse providers for covered services delivered remotely through... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - February 2017

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Education, Funding, CHIP, Financial Aid, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

The National Governors Association (NGA) has identified 10 priority issues on which both Republican and Democratic governors can engage with President Donald Trump and his Administration to produce a positive outcome for Americans. According to the NGA, many of their priorities also... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Dental Deans Collaborate on Core Competencies to Address Prescription Drug Abuse

State Policy, Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On Feb. 11, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R-MA) announced a set of dental education core competencies that will help prevent and manage prescription drug misuse.  ... Click Here To Read More

Bill Filed to Alter Maine Dental Hygiene Therapist Accreditation and Supervision Requirements

State Policy, Education, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist | Permanent link

Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, has sponsored L.D. 1514 along with six cosponsors. The proposed measure would change some of the training, supervision and accreditation requirements for dental hygiene therapists.  ... Click Here To Read More

Legislation Introduced to Establish Loan Repayment Program for Dentists in Pennsylvania

State Policy, Financial Aid | Permanent link

Rep. William C. Kortz II (D-PA), along with sixteen cosponsors, has introduced H.B. 1815. The bill would establish the Loan Forgiveness for Dentists Program in the... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Governor’s Budget Proposes Expanding Children’s Dental Program

State Policy, Insurance, CHIP, Dental Health | Permanent link

On Feb. 10, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) announced his FY17 budget proposal, which included $25.6 million to expand the Healthy Kids Dental program. This expansion would cover all... Click Here To Read More

Several States Hire New Dental Directors for 2015 and 2016

Dental Health, Oral Health, Public Health | Permanent link

Over the last 10 months, several states have hired new dental directors to propel state oral health initiatives forward. Below is brief information on a few of the new state dental directors and their oral health priorities for 2016.

California ... Click Here To Read More

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