ADEA State Update

Governors Address Health and Higher Education Issues in State of the State Addresses

State Policy, Insurance, Education, Funding, Dental Health, Financial Aid, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On Jan. 3, governors began giving their State of the State Addresses. Generally, these addresses lay out the governors’ priorities for the year. Some provide details on strategy for achieving a specific goal, while... Click Here To Read More

Virginia Legislation Mandates Workgroup to Develop Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

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

HB 2161 and SB 1179, both prefiled in early January, require Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources (HHR) to convene a workgroup to... Click Here To Read More

Dental Therapy Bill Introduced in Kansas Legislature

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

On Jan. 23, HB 2139 was introduced and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services in the Kansas Legislature for further consideration. The bill establishes criteria for licensing and delineating the role of dental therapist. Below is an... Click Here To Read More

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

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  • 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

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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

California and Texas Approve Pediatric Anesthesia Provisions

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California

The Dental Board of California (Board) discussed its final report on pediatric anesthesia on Dec. 1, 2016, in open session. After the discussion,... Click Here To Read More

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

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