ADEA State Update

States File Bills to Prohibit Sanctuary Campuses From Receiving State Funding

State Policy, Education, Funding, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The role of state and local law enforcement in federal immigration policy has been at the forefront of public policy debate. President Donald Trump issued an ... Click Here To Read More

Iowa Bill Requires Colleges to Ask About Political Affiliation Before Hiring Faculty

State Policy, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

On Feb. 20, SF 288 was introduced and referred to the Education Committee for further consideration. The bill directs the state board of regents to require partisan balance of the faculty... Click Here To Read More

NCSL Unveils Dental and Medical Scope of Practice Tool

Alternative Workforce Models, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, New Provider Models | Permanent link

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently unveiled a new interactive scope of practice map to educate state policymakers about scope of practice issues related to dental hygienists, dental therapists, nurse practitioners and physician... Click Here To Read More

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Medical and Dental Professionals

State Policy, Dental Health, Federal Court, Public Health | Permanent link

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger et al., v. the Governor of the State of Florida et al. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a 2011 Florida law prohibiting licensed health... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - March 2017

Insurance, ACA, Reports of Interest | Permanent link

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) released an issue brief detailing the pros and cons of selling health insurance across state lines. With discussions surrounding health reform occurring both at... Click Here To Read More

ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day

Funding, NIDCR, Research | Permanent link

On Wednesday, April 26, dental faculty, researchers, students and residents from across the country are encouraged to make their voices heard during ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day. On that day we will be speaking as one voice to urge Members of Congress to support fiscal year 2018 funding for dental and allied dental training programs and dental... Click Here To Read More

States Introduce Bills Related to GME

State Policy, Education, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Financial Aid, GME, Graduate Students | Permanent link

California

AB2216, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-CA), has been referred to the Committee on Health for further consideration. 

The current bill synopsis states that existing... Click Here To Read More

CHIP Funding Slated to End in 2017

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created.[1]

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) reauthorized CHIP in April 2009, and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) contained provisions to strengthen the program. The ACA extended CHIP funding until Sept. 30, 2015, and... Click Here To Read More

FTC Submits Comments on Kentucky Bill to Regulate Denturists

State Policy, Federal Policy, Federal Trade Commission | Permanent link

On Jan. 5, H.B. 77 was introduced for consideration. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Burch (D-KY), the bill seeks to regulate the practice of denturity by establishing the Kentucky Denturity Board to license and regulate denturists. The Board would also be... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Update

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

Alaska

After the state legislature refused to vote on Medicaid expansion last year, Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) expanded Medicaid to thousands of Alaskans, effective Sept. 1. Subsequently, the Legislative Council, a committee controlled by legislative leaders, failed to obtain an injunction to stop the expansion... Click Here To Read More

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