ADEA State Update

Texas Releases Report on Dental Support Organizations

State Policy, CHIP, Dental Health | Permanent link

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

State Policy, Licensure, Tooth Whitening | Permanent link

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

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Therapist | Permanent link

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

State Policy, Insurance, ACA, Federal Policy, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

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

Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Licensure | Permanent link

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

Education, Funding, Financial Aid, Higher Education | Permanent link

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

State Policy, Education, Higher Education | Permanent link

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

Governors Asked for Input on Replacing the ACA

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On Dec. 2, governors and state insurance commissioners around the country received a letter from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chair, House Ways and... Click Here To Read More

The Future of Medicaid Under the Trump Administration

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

Seema Verma has been selected to serve as the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Trump Administration. CMS is housed within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (... Click Here To Read More

2016 Summary of State Legislation and Regulations Addressing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse

Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. Each day, 78 people die from overdosing on painkillers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states are looking to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and misuse, and have enacted legislation, and proposed new rules and developed new regulations to... Click Here To Read More

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