ADEA State Update

Issues in Licensing - May 2018

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In Connecticut, HB 5163 would allow state residents the ability to obtain a license to practice dentistry in the state if they are already licensed in another state with similar or more stringent requirements. The bill would also... Click Here To Read More

Prescription Abuse and the Opioid Crisis - May 2018

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Naloxone, a drug designed to reverse opioid overdoses, is finding its way into legislation across the United States as lawmakers hope to make opioid antagonists widely available. Michigan is considering a ... Click Here To Read More

Insurance Update - May 2018

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Louisiana’s HB 780 would create an independent review process for dental service claims made through Medicaid-managed care in the state. A dental claims review panel would be created in the Louisiana Department of Health comprising one... Click Here To Read More

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Requiring Dental Screenings for Students Seven and Younger

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On June 25, Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) signed H.B. 2972 into law. Under the new law, Oregon children who are starting public school and are seven years old or younger will be required to have dental screenings, or show proof they have had one. ... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Governor Announces Loan Forgiveness Program for Dentists

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On July 20, Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY) announced the creation of a new loan forgiveness program supported by $500,000 in state funds available to dental students who commit to practice in the region. The ... Click Here To Read More

Twenty-eight States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement as Federal Rules Take Effect

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Thus far, 28 states have joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) initiative. On July 31, Illinois was approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA); on June 1, Iowa was approved by MHEC. To... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Update - August 2015

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  • California

    On June 24, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed the 2015–16 state budget allocating $40 million in state funding to provide health insurance to all low-income undocumented children under Medi-Cal, the state’s health

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State Regulatory Update - August 2015

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  • Maine
    The Maine Board of Dental Examiners is now accepting comments on a proposed rule to remove language for a pilot program which allowed Independent Practice Dental Hygienists to process radiographs. The pilot program... Click Here To Read More

California Plans to Offer Expanded Dental Services for Children and New Coverage for Adults

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On August 20, Covered California (the state’s health insurance marketplace) announced that it is offering new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015. Additionally, all individual health insurance plans sold through the Covered California... Click Here To Read More

Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer System but Debates Adult Dental Coverage

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As you may recall, on May 26, 2011, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT) signed into law H. 202 (now called Act 48). Act 48 created the Green Mountain Care Board... Click Here To Read More

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