ADEA State Update

Indian Health Service Board Certifies Dental and Community Health Service Aides

State Policy, Federal Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Community Dental Health Coordinator, New Provider Models, Public Health | Permanent link

Recently, the Community Health Aide Program Certification Board, a federally authorized organization managed by the U.S. government’s Alaska Area Native Health Service in partnership with tribal health organization representatives, ... Click Here To Read More

Health Professions Schools in Pennsylvania Asked to Help Curb Opioid Crisis

State Policy, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

On Sept. 28, Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline his plan to combat the opioid and heroin crisis facing... Click Here To Read More

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto on Medicaid Fees and Penalties

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On July 5, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) vetoed SB 608. On Sept. 14, the House and Senate of the Missouri General Assembly voted to override the governor’s veto. ... Click Here To Read More

Report Released on States’ Share of Medicaid

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A report released by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the share of states’ own money spent on Medicaid health... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio Rules on Dental Specialties and Advertising

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On Aug. 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Kiser v. Kamdar, et al., finding that the district court improperly dismissed a... Click Here To Read More

Guns on College Campuses and in Classrooms: Debate Continues

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On May 3, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) vetoed (see veto message #9) the campus carry bill, ... Click Here To Read More

An Update on California’s Fractured Denti-Cal Program

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In April 2016, the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, issued a report which found that the Denti-Cal program needs vast improvement in order to render needed dental services.[1]

According to the report, “eleven of California’s 58... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Changes: Dentists and Anesthesia

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In the wake of several states investigating toddler deaths while undergoing dental procedures, state policymakers are proposing legislation and regulations to provide additional oversight. 


On Aug. 18, ... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - September 2016

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The National Governors Association has released a report examining various tobacco control approaches amongst states.... Click Here To Read More

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

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