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HB 979: Dental Therapy

GENERAL BILL by Plasencia

Dental Therapy; Authorizes Medicaid to reimburse for dental services provided by certain mobile dental units; creates Council on Dental Therapy; specifies licensure requirements, services, limitations, & prohibitions relating to practice of dental therapy; requires DOH, in consultation with Board of Dentistry & AHCA, to submit reports to Legislature by specified dates; requires specified information & recommendations to be included in such reports.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/17/2019 House • Filed
    1/3/2020 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 84
    1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 84
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Quality Subcommittee

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  • HB 979, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/17/2019 at 2:25 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 152 Dental Therapy Brandes Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

    Citations - Statutes (18)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.906 Optional Medicaid services. Page 5 (pdf)
    466.001 Legislative purpose and intent. Page 7 (pdf)
    466.002 Persons exempt from operation of chapter. Page 8 (pdf)
    466.003 Definitions. Page 9 (pdf)
    466.004 Board of Dentistry. Page 14 (pdf)
    466.006 Examination of dentists. Page 17 (pdf)
    466.0075 Applicants for examination; medical malpractice insurance. Page 24 (pdf)
    466.009 Reexamination. Page 25 (pdf)
    466.011 Licensure. Page 25 (pdf)
    466.0136 Page 26 (pdf)
    466.016 License to be displayed. Page 27 (pdf)
    466.017 Prescription of drugs; anesthesia. Page 27 (pdf)
    466.018 Dentist of record; patient records. Page 30 (pdf)
    466.0225 Page 31 (pdf)
    466.0227 Page 33 (pdf)
    466.026 Prohibitions; penalties. Page 38 (pdf)
    466.028 Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board. Page 40 (pdf)
    466.0285 Proprietorship by nondentists. Page 42 (pdf)

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