ADEA State Update

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Establishing Alabama Dental Service Program

State Policy, Financial Aid, Public Health | Permanent link

On May 3, Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL), a physician, signed S.B. 203. The new law establishes the Dental Service Program. The program will be run by the Board... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Adopts Amendment to Establish Dental Hygiene Practitioner Role

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Hygiene Therapy, New Provider Models | Permanent link

Senate Majority Leader Harriette L. Chandler, along with 21 co-sponsors, introduced an amendment during the FY17 budget discussion to establish the role of dental hygiene practitioner. The amendment (... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Issues Statement on Zika Virus Funding and Impact on States

State Policy, Funding, Federal Policy, Public Health | Permanent link

On May 9, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued a statement on behalf of the nation’s governors asking Congress and the Administration to work... Click Here To Read More

Community Water Fluoridation Update - 2016

State Policy, Water Fluoridation | Permanent link

Although a dozen states filed bills to regulate community water fluoridation, two state legislatures, Connecticut and Missouri, ultimately passed water fluoridation bills during the 2016 legislative session. Additionally, for the second consecutive fiscal year, New York... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - June 2016

State Policy, Reports of Interest, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

The New York Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction issued its 2016 Report, making numerous recommendations for the 2016 legislative session and the FY17 budget.

Recommendations included the following (this... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Legislature Holds Committee Meeting on Access to Dental Care

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On July 30, the North Dakota Health Services Interim Committee met to hear invited testimony and public comment regarding the committee’s study of how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Staff Invited to Attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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ADEA AGR staff received a special invitation by the National Governors Association (NGA) to attend its 2014 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 10-13. The NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. 

During the NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting,... Click Here To Read More

States Develop New Paths for Medical School Students

State Policy, ACA | Permanent link

As states work to balance tight state budgets with an ever increasing demand for healthcare services, as a result of an aging baby-boomer population and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more state legislatures are looking for new ways to address primary care professional shortages. Below is a brief summary of how two states,... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Continues its Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

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On July 28, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the selection of four additional states—Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin—to participate in a policy academy regarding the reduction of prescription drug abuse. Earlier this year, NGA announced that the second round... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - August 2014

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New Jersey

On July 10, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) vetoed, for the second time, a bill which would have established a College Affordability Study Commission for the purpose of examining issues and developing recommendations to increase... Click Here To Read More

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