State Update

Governor of California Signs Bill to Protect Patient Premiums

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On September 25, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed AB 1962 into law. AB 1962, authored by Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D-CA), establishes standardized requirements for dental plans to disclose how they spend patient... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces Leadership for Education and Health Committees

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The National Governors Association (NGA) announced the new leadership of NGA’s five standing committees for the 2014–2015 year. NGA Chair Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and NGA Vice Chair Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT) made the following appointments: 

Education and Workforce... Click Here To Read More

DEA Announces Tighter Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Products as States Continue Working to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

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On August 22, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), which include opioids such as Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab and Norco, will be reclassified as Schedule II substances and subject to tighter restrictions. HCPs had previously... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - October 2014

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    Legislation allowing California’s community colleges to offer four-year degrees where a demonstrated local workforce need can be shown was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) on September 28.
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Reports of Interest - October 2014

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ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - October 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic dentistry... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - October 2014

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ADEA has developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research cannot be... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - October 2014

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Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - October 2014

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - October 2014

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More