ADEA State Update

Guns on College Campuses and in Classrooms: Debate Continues

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On May 3, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) vetoed (see veto message #9) the campus carry bill, ... Click Here To Read More

An Update on California’s Fractured Denti-Cal Program

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In April 2016, the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, issued a report which found that the Denti-Cal program needs vast improvement in order to render needed dental services.[1]

According to the report, “eleven of California’s 58... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Changes: Dentists and Anesthesia

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In the wake of several states investigating toddler deaths while undergoing dental procedures, state policymakers are proposing legislation and regulations to provide additional oversight. 


On Aug. 18, ... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - September 2016

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The National Governors Association has released a report examining various tobacco control approaches amongst states.... Click Here To Read More

Governors Sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

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Last month, governors from 46 states signed the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction (Compact).  ... Click Here To Read More

State Rules and Regulations: Opioid Update

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On June 23, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) issued Executive Order No. 2016-15, which created the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission (Commission). The Commission will operate within... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Governors Proposes Cuts to Medicaid Dental Benefits

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Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) recently unveiled Kentucky HEALTH, a comprehensive plan to transform Medicaid in the state. “HEALTH” stands for “Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health.”

With over one-third of the Commonwealth on Medicaid and almost 20% of Kentuckians living in poverty, the... Click Here To Read More

Indian Health Service Issues Draft Policy to Expand Dental Health Aide Program

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On June 1, the Indian Health Service (IHS) released a draft policy... Click Here To Read More

Will North Dakota be the Next State to Introduce a New Member of the Dental Team?

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Therapist, Financial Aid, Public Health | Permanent link

On July 27, the Joint Committee on Health Services met to continue its discussion of dental services in North Dakota. The Joint Committee has been meeting since 2013–14 on the issue. The current ... Click Here To Read More

November 2016 Ballot Measures

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State Health Care System

Colorado’s Proposed Initiative #20 seeks to create a state health insurance provider. The provider's beneficiaries will include all individuals with primary... Click Here To Read More

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