Texas Legislative Update

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Texas 88th Legislative session

Legislative Session begins: January 10, 2023


Texas 87th Legislative session

2021 Bills *

Teledentistry:

  • HB 2056 – Klick
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 1455.004 and 1455.006, Insurance Code, as amended by this Act take effect January 1, 2022.
    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.
    Signed by Governor June 16, 2021

Medicaid:

  • HB 2658 – Frank
    Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program and includes language to provide preventive dental services for some adults with disabilities enrolled in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program.
    Signed by Governor June 16, 2021

  • SB 1648 – Perry
    Relating to the provision of benefits under the Medicaid program, including to recipients with complex medical needs and includes language to provide preventive dental services for some adults with disabilities enrolled in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program.
    Signed by Governor June 18, 2021

    Texas capitol

    NCSL Maternal and Child Health Database Tracking Tool

    This tool for state maternal and child health legislation covers fourteen different MCH categories includng, maternal mental health, children’s mental health, children’s nutrition, and infant/maternal mortality 


    Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

    http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/

    Rulemaking actions will be posted in the Texas Register which is a weekly publication that serves as the journal for state agency rulemaking for Texas. Once published the public has 30 days in which to respond. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml/

    Board Meetings are held in the William P. Hobby Jr., Building, Tower 2, Suite 225.


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