State Update

North Dakota Legislature Holds Committee Meeting on Access to Dental Care

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On July 30, the North Dakota Health Services Interim Committee met to hear invited testimony and public comment regarding the committee’s study of how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages.

ADEA AGR Staff Invited to Attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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ADEA AGR staff received a special invitation by the National Governors Association (NGA) to attend its 2014 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 10-13. The NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors.

National Governors Association Continues its Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

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On July 28, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the selection of four additional states—Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin—to participate in a policy academy regarding the reduction of prescription drug abuse.

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - August 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.

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - August 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 text and bill author/sponsor information.

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - August 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.

More States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

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As you may recall, the January 2014 issue of the ADEA State Update featured an article on the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - July 2014

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

New York Moves Bill to Increase Number of Foreign-Trained Faculty at Dental Schools

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Assembly member Deborah J. Glick has sponsored A08660. The bill provides foreign-trained dental faculty the limited privilege of licensure, but only if they are employed full-time in an academic setting.

North Dakota Debates Alternative Workforce Models During Interim Session

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Although the North Dakota Legislative Assembly will not convene a regular legislative session during 2014, state legislators are meeting during the interim to discuss alternative workforce models.