Aaron Read & Associates is tracking 20 bills for CDHA as of April 7, 2017.
Legislation supported by CDHA include:
SCR 19 (Nguyen) Periodontal Awareness Month-cosponsored by CDHA and California Society of Periodontists passed without opposition and establishes March as Periodontal Awareness Month in California.
Assembly Bill (AB) 15 (Maienschein) Denti-Cal Program-would double Denti-Cal reimbursement rates for 15 most common prevention, treatment, and oral evaluation services, based on average rates established in fiscal 2-15-16, effective January 1, 2018. The funding comes from the Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016.
AB 753(Caballero); Denti-Cal improved access.
Senate Bill (SB) 300 (Morning) Sugar sweetened beverage health warnings -would require health warning labels on sugar sweetened beverages.
SB 379 (Atkins) Pupil Health- would facilitate and improve kindergarten oral health data collection.
SB 707(Canella) Medi-Cal: Denti-Cal Advisory Group
Legislation opposed by CDHA:
AB 387 (Thurmond) Minimum Wage-mandates minimum wage for allied health care" interns" and defines "employer" in a manner that would negatively impact many allied health programs including dental hygiene.
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Now is a good time to visit your legislator in his/her local office, introduce yourself as an RDH or RDHAP serving in his/her constituent and indicate your desire to help with healthcare issues, access, etc. Talking points available in the Members Section of CDHA.org.