The issue: In the fall, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the S.4608 Military Spouse Licensing Act. The bill would make the professional licenses of service members and their spouses portable to where they are relocated under military orders.
Why is this important?
In 2018, ASDA joined the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure, committing to the advancement of two key goals: eliminating the single encounter, procedure-based patient examinations, replacing them with clinical assessments that have stronger validity and reliability evidence and increasing licensure portability to allow for professional mobility and improved access to care.
S.4608 would increase licensure portability for service members and their spouses and allow them to work during military deployments.