ADEA State Update

State Legislatures Begin Prefiling Legislation in Preparation for 2017 Sessions

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As legislative staffs and lawmakers at the state level prepare for the 2017–18 biennium legislative sessions, at least 35 states will be accepting prefiled 2017 bills by the end of 2016. 

The prefiling period for 2017 legislative sessions in many states... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Healthy Kids Dental Program Expands

State Policy, Insurance, Dental Health | Permanent link

In October 2015, the Healthy Kids Dental Program was expanded to Kent, Wayne and Oakland counties.[1] In those Michigan counties, the program was previously only available... Click Here To Read More

Ohio Proposes Consolidating Medical-licensing Boards

State Policy, Federal Court, Licensure, Supreme Court | Permanent link

On Nov. 15, SB 366 and companion bill HB 617 were introduced. The bills seek to consolidate medical-licensing boards from 16 to eight, significantly... Click Here To Read More

More States Join National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

On Nov. 1, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) voted to welcome two states into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), bringing the national total to 44 states plus the District of Columbia. These... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - December 2016

Medicare and Medicaid, CHIP, Oral Health | Permanent link
  • The Utah Department of Health released its 2015-16 report on the oral health status of Utah’s children. The report found that nearly two in three children (66%) ages 6 to 9 years old, in first to fourth grades, have experienced... Click Here To Read More

2016 State and Local Ballot Measure Results

Local Policy, State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Education, Funding, Financial Aid, Student Debt , Water Fluoridation, Tobacco | Permanent link

On Nov. 8, voters in 35 states decided approximately 157 statewide ballot measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Seventy-six of this year’s ballot measures were initiatives—measures put... Click Here To Read More

The Future of Medicaid and CHIP Under a New Administration

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link


Medicaid beneficiaries could be at risk of losing health coverage if President-elect Donald J. Trump and a Republican-controlled House and Senate follow through on their promises to cut Medicaid spending and transform the state-federal... Click Here To Read More

The Definition of Active State Supervision Comes Under Fire

State Policy, Federal Court, Federal Trade Commission, Licensure, Supreme Court | Permanent link

Teladoc Inc. is a health services company providing access to state-licensed physicians through telecommunications technology, usually for less than the cost of a visit to a physician’s office or urgent care center. Teladoc has... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Legislature Considers Dental Therapy

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

On Sept. 20, the Michigan Senate Committee on Health Policy held a public hearing on SB 1013, a bill to provide for the licensure of dental therapists. The bill sponsor, Sen. Mike... Click Here To Read More

Indiana Health Committee Meets to Discuss Dental Loan Repayment Programs

State Policy, Education, Funding, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Public Health | Permanent link

The Indiana Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services met on Sept. 20 to discuss forgiveness of student loans for dentists and dental... Click Here To Read More

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