ADEA State Update

Texas Sunset Commission Files Bill to Implement Changes to the Texas Board of Dental Examiners

State Policy, Dental Health, Licensure, Opioid Abuse, Oral Health, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) is subject to abolishment on Sept. 1, 2017, under the Texas Sunset Act, unless continued by the Texas legislature. In January 2017, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, after receiving public testimony on its original report outlining changes to... Click Here To Read More

Virginia Governor Signs Bill to Expand Access to Dental Care

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist | Permanent link

On March 13, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) signed into law HB 1474, which amends the Virginia Code on the practice of dental hygiene and remote supervision. The new law makes the following changes:

FTC Comments on Ohio Bill Regarding Scope of Practice for Dental Hygienists and Licensure of Dental Therapists

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

On March 3, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a ... Click Here To Read More

States and Local Governments Debate Community Water Fluoridation

Local Policy, State Policy, Water Fluoridation | Permanent link

Despite the fact that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation as one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, and that community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical and dental organizations, many state and local ... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion and Work Requirements—An Update

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

A total of 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act since 2010. Below is a brief Medicaid expansion update for the following states: Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia. ... Click Here To Read More

Arkansas Governor Signs Campus Carry Bill

State Policy, Higher Education | Permanent link

On March 22, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) signed into law HB 1249. Under the new law, concealed-carry permit holders who complete up to eight hours of additional training—as determined by... Click Here To Read More

Soda Tax Update

Local Policy, Public Health | Permanent link
  • Philadelphia

The American Beverage Association, along with several Philadelphia residents and businesses, filed suit against the City of Philadelphia in September, arguing that the city’s new sugary beverage tax duplicates the state

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NGA Unveils Learning Network to Help States With Health Reform

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

The National Governors Association (NGA) has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network (Bipartisan Learning Network). The Bipartisan Learning Network is a byproduct of the sweeping changes... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - April 2017

State Policy, Reports of Interest, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link
  • Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission ( MACPAC) is a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S.... Click Here To Read More

Florida Governor Vetoes Dental Care Bill and Approves Medicaid Dental Services Study Bill

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health | Permanent link

Dental Care Bill

On April 14, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) vetoed HB 139. (To view the... Click Here To Read More

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