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HB 961: Dental Therapy

GENERAL BILL by Bell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Joseph ; Plasencia

Dental Therapy; Authorizes Medicaid to reimburse for dental services provided in mobile dental unit that is owned by, operated by, or contracted with health access setting or another similar setting or program; requires chair of Board of Dentistry to appoint Council on Dental Therapy within specified timeframe; authorizes dental therapist under general supervision of dentist to administer local anesthesia & operate X-ray machine, expose dental X-ray films, & interpret or read such films if specified requirements are met.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/12/2021 House • Filed
2/25/2021 House • Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
• Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
4/30/2021 House • Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee