State Update

Missouri Files Bill Requiring Cultural Competency Training for All Health Care Professionals

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Rep. Kimberly Gardner (D-MO), who holds an M.S. in nursing, has filed H.B. 155, the Health Care Professionals Cultural Competency Act, which would require every licensing board in the state, including the Missouri dental board, to require completion of cultural competency training prior to re-licensure.

2015 State of Indian Nations Address Encourages States to Replicate Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapist Model

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On January 22, Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) delivered his 2015 State of Indian Nations Address to tribal leaders, members of Congress, members of the Administration, and others.

New York and Michigan Pass Bills Regulating E-cigarettes

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During the end of the 2014 session, two state legislatures passed bills regulating e-cigarettes.

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map — February 2015

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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.

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit — February 2015

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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.

Montana Governor Releases Budget Proposal with Medicaid Expansion and Higher Education Funding

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On November 17, Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) released his budget proposal for the 2017 biennium. Key components of the proposal include....

States Likely to Tackle Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation in 2015

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With the drafting process complete, State legislatures and medical boards may begin considering the adoption of the interstate medical licensure compact model legislation.

Update on the 2015 Legislative Session

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State legislatures in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will convene their 2015 regular legislative sessions between January and April 2015.

State Policy Updates - December 2014

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New York Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-NY) has introduced legislation requiring
sugar-sweetened beverages to have a warning label.

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - December 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.