ADEA State Update

Dental Therapy Legislation Moves Ahead in Michigan

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Therapist, Licensure | Permanent link

On Oct. 11, SB 541 passed the full Senate by a vote of 21–15, with two excused absences. The bill would establish the qualifications for dental therapist... Click Here To Read More

An Update on State Dental Regulations - November 2017

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The Dental Board of California (Board) has released a list of several bills that it plans to closely track for 2018. The bills and their respective focal areas are as... Click Here To Read More

The Legal Roundup - November 2017

Federal Court, Gainful Employment | Permanent link

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have sued the U.S. Department of Education, challenging the department’s lack of implementation of the gainful employment rule. The Obama-era gainful employment rule allows the federal government to... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - November 2017

State Policy, Funding, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dental Health | Permanent link

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany School of Public Health published a report analyzing the development of... Click Here To Read More

Governors Asked for Input on Replacing the ACA

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On Dec. 2, governors and state insurance commissioners around the country received a letter from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chair, House Ways and... Click Here To Read More

The Future of Medicaid Under the Trump Administration

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

Seema Verma has been selected to serve as the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Trump Administration. CMS is housed within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (... Click Here To Read More

2016 Summary of State Legislation and Regulations Addressing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse

Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. Each day, 78 people die from overdosing on painkillers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states are looking to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and misuse, and have enacted legislation, and proposed new rules and developed new regulations to... Click Here To Read More

State Legislatures Begin Prefiling Legislation in Preparation for 2017 Sessions

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As legislative staffs and lawmakers at the state level prepare for the 2017–18 biennium legislative sessions, at least 35 states will be accepting prefiled 2017 bills by the end of 2016. 

The prefiling period for 2017 legislative sessions in many states... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Healthy Kids Dental Program Expands

State Policy, Insurance, Dental Health | Permanent link

In October 2015, the Healthy Kids Dental Program was expanded to Kent, Wayne and Oakland counties.[1] In those Michigan counties, the program was previously only available... Click Here To Read More

Ohio Proposes Consolidating Medical-licensing Boards

State Policy, Federal Court, Licensure, Supreme Court | Permanent link

On Nov. 15, SB 366 and companion bill HB 617 were introduced. The bills seek to consolidate medical-licensing boards from 16 to eight, significantly... Click Here To Read More

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