ADEA State Update

Governors Send Letters to Congress About the Future of Health Care Reform

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On Dec. 2, governors and state insurance commissioners received a letter from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking them for their recommendations on replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a new health care plan. The letter also asks governors... Click Here To Read More

State Officials Discuss Major Changes to Tenure at Colleges and Universities

State Policy, Education, Higher Education | Permanent link
  • Missouri

Rep. Rick Brattin (R-MO) has sponsored HB 266. The bill prohibits a public institution of higher education in Missouri from awarding tenure to anyone hired for the first time on or after January 2018. The current... Click Here To Read More

Maryland Files Bill to Study Cost of Emergency Room Dental Care

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health | Permanent link

SB 169 has been introduced in the General Assembly of Maryland. The bill as introduced required the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to conduct a study to determine the annual cost of emergency room (ER)... Click Here To Read More

Bill Requiring Insurance Companies to Cover Teledentistry Filed in Montana

State Policy, Dental Health | Permanent link

SB 129 was introduced on Jan. 17 to require insurance coverage for dental services offered by telemedicine. 

Currently, telemedicine is allowed under Montana law and third-party payers must reimburse providers for covered services delivered remotely through... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - February 2017

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Education, Funding, CHIP, Financial Aid, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

The National Governors Association (NGA) has identified 10 priority issues on which both Republican and Democratic governors can engage with President Donald Trump and his Administration to produce a positive outcome for Americans. According to the NGA, many of their priorities also... Click Here To Read More

California and Texas Approve Pediatric Anesthesia Provisions

State Policy, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link


The Dental Board of California (Board) discussed its final report on pediatric anesthesia on Dec. 1, 2016, in open session. After the discussion,... Click Here To Read More

Texas Releases Report on Dental Support Organizations

State Policy, CHIP, Dental Health | Permanent link

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) recently released a report titled, “Dental Service Organizations Legislative Report.”  

On Aug. 8, the Board and the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) entered a... Click Here To Read More

Bill Introduced in New Jersey Removes Teeth Whitening From the Practice of Dentistry

State Policy, Licensure, Tooth Whitening | Permanent link

On Dec. 15, A4419 was introduced and referred to the Regulated Professions Committee. The bill, as introduced, provides that performing teeth whitening services for the general public for compensation will not be regarded as practicing dentistry under the law regulating... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Debates Dental Therapy

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

Arizona’s sunrise review process provides a mechanism for health professions to request regulation or expansion in scope of practice. As a result, a sunrise... Click Here To Read More

Democratic Governors Warn Congress of Impact of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

State Policy, Insurance, ACA, Federal Policy, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On Dec. 21, the leadership of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and... Click Here To Read More

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