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Texas Oral Health Report Card 2018

 

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Legislative Update

 

Legislative News:

SB20 -  Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act.  Similar to HB1.
-- Signed by Governor, Effective Immediately 08/11/2017
SB60 -  Relating to the repeal of certain riders for the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from the General Appropriations Act that are contingent upon the approval of certain Acts continuing those agencies during the 85th Regular Session.
-- Signed by Governor, Effective Immediately 08/11/2017


The 85th Legislative Session begins on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and ends on Monday, May 29, 2017. The status change of bills will be noted.

House and Senate adjourned sine die

Read the text and check your bill status at Texas Legislature Online.

 

Oral Health Related Bills

SB 1 - General Appropriations Bill. (Review of Certain Medicaid Dental Services. Out of funds appropriated above in Strategy B.1.1, Medicaid Contracts and Administration, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) shall conduct a review of the dental services provided to adults with disabilities through Medicaid.[pg II-102 - II-103])
-- Signed by the Governor, 6-12-17

SB 313
- Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees. This bill is identical to HB 2990.
-- Signed by the Governor, 5-29-17

SB 1565- Relating to the procedure for ordering medical or dental services for certain persons admitted to or committed to care at certain state facilities.
-- Signed by the Governor 6-1-17
HB 2007 - Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.
-- Signed by the governor, 5-29-17

HB 2990 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees. This bill is identical to SB 313.
--SB 313 Signed by the Governor



TxOHC 2017 Issue Brief