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Four-year Dental Hygiene Bill Passes Texas Legislature, Goes to Governor

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On May 30, H.B. 3348 was sent to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) for review. The bill requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish a pilot project to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of authorizing baccalaureate degree programs in the field of dental hygiene at a public junior college that satisfies the following criteria:

  • Offers a degree program in that field.
  • Has a main campus located in the county seat of a county with a population greater than 200,000.
  • Includes territory in at least six public school districts located in two counties.
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