ADEA State Update

Governors Sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

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

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

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link


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

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

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

Alternative Workforce Models, Community Dental Health Coordinator | Permanent link

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

Local Policy, State Policy, Insurance, Water Fluoridation | Permanent link

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

Reports of Interest - August 2016

Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Reports of Interest, Public Health | Permanent link

Vermont Governor Signs Dental Therapy Bill

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

On June 2, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT) signed into law S. 20, establishing and regulating a new oral health practitioner category in the State of Vermont, a dental therapist. Below is an... Click Here To Read More

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Establishing a Scope of Practice Task Force

State Policy, Public Health | Permanent link

Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN) signed S.B. 1979 on April 28, and the law took effect immediately. The new law creates a scope of practice task force to make recommendations to the Tennessee General Assembly on improving the health of Tennessee residents by providing access to... Click Here To Read More

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Establishing Alabama Dental Service Program

State Policy, Financial Aid, Public Health | Permanent link

On May 3, Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL), a physician, signed S.B. 203. The new law establishes the Dental Service Program. The program will be run by the Board... Click Here To Read More

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