ADEA State Update

Maine Senate Sustains Governor’s Veto of Dental Therapy Bill

State Policy, Education, Dental Therapist, Higher Education | Permanent link

LD 1514, sponsored by Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, was vetoed by the... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Interim Committee Continues to Study Dental Services

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

On April 13, the North Dakota Interim Health Services Committee held a meeting to discuss SCR 4004, a resolution directing the continued study of dental services in the... Click Here To Read More

Maine Governor Signs Opioid Abuse Legislation

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On April 19, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) signed into law ... Click Here To Read More

A Look Ahead to the 2016 State Legislative and Gubernatorial Races

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State Legislative Races

As state legislatures across the country begin wrapping up their 2016 legislative sessions and adjourning sine die, many state legislators are preparing for legislative races this November.[1]

According to the... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - May 2016

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On April 27, the thirteenth annual State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report was released. The report provides a comprehensive review of state and local funding, tuition revenue, enrollment trends, and degrees for public higher education—which enrolls and... Click Here To Read More

States Introduce Bills Related to GME

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California

AB2216, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-CA), has been referred to the Committee on Health for further consideration. 

The current bill synopsis states that existing... Click Here To Read More

CHIP Funding Slated to End in 2017

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created.[1]

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) reauthorized CHIP in April 2009, and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) contained provisions to strengthen the program. The ACA extended CHIP funding until Sept. 30, 2015, and... Click Here To Read More

FTC Submits Comments on Kentucky Bill to Regulate Denturists

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On Jan. 5, H.B. 77 was introduced for consideration. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Burch (D-KY), the bill seeks to regulate the practice of denturity by establishing the Kentucky Denturity Board to license and regulate denturists. The Board would also be... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Update

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Alaska

After the state legislature refused to vote on Medicaid expansion last year, Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) expanded Medicaid to thousands of Alaskans, effective Sept. 1. Subsequently, the Legislative Council, a committee controlled by legislative leaders, failed to obtain an injunction to stop the expansion... Click Here To Read More

California Votes to Raise the Smoking Age to 21

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SBX2 7 proposes changes to the current Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act. The STAKE Act establishes various requirements for distributors and retailers relating to tobacco sales to minors. Current law prohibits... Click Here To Read More