State Update

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.

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - December 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.

FTC Weighs in on Texas Dental Board Rules Concerning Dental Service Organizations

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In a letter dated October 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to an invitation for public comments on two rules proposed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (Board).

The proposed rules at issue are as follows: Proposed 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §108.70 imposes new restrictions on the ability of Texas dentists to enter into contracts with “unlicensed persons” for the provision of nonclinical services, such as administrative support and business functions.

Gubernatorial Election Results

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On November 4, 2014, gubernatorial elections were held in 36 states; however as of November 6, election results were not final in Alaska and Vermont.

Results of State Ballot Measures Impacting Dentistry and Higher Education

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Several states placed measures on the general election ballot that directly impact dentistry and/or higher education policy.

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - November 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.

Governor of California Signs Teledentistry Bill into Law

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On September 27, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law A.B. 1174. The new law adds teledentristy to a list of specialty health care services for which face-to-face contact is not required in order to claim reimbursement from Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The legislation will take effect on January 1.