Maine LD 187: Resolve, To Expand Dental Care in the State by Extending the Pilot Program for Dental Hygienists

LD 187 (subjects: LICENSING , DENTAL PERSONNEL )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=187&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Amy Volk of Cumberland: (R – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/29/2015 House Resolve REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/9/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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Resolve, To Expand Dental Care in the State by Extending the Pilot Program for Dental Hygienists

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 67 and chapter 153, independent practice dental hygienists in certain underserved areas of the State are allowed to expose and process radiographs; and

Whereas, this authorization is set to expire on March 15, 2015; and

Whereas, this legislation, which continues the authorization and expands its application to the entire State, needs to take effect prior to March 15, 2015 to avoid an interruption in the services; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Resolve 2011, c. 67, 1, first , amended. Resolved: That Resolve 2011, c. 67, 1, first , as amended by Resolve 2011, c. 153, 1, is further amended to read:

Sec.
1.
Pilot project for underserved and other areas of the State. Resolved: That the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Dental Examiners shall establish a pilot project to allow a licensed independent practice dental hygienist to expose and process radiographs under protocols developed by the Board of Dental Examiners . Until March 15, 2015, this pilot project applies only within areas of the State that have been designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as dental health professional shortage areas. Beginning March 15, 2015, the pilot project applies statewide.

; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Resolve 2011, c. 67, 1, last , amended. Resolved: That Resolve 2011, c. 67, 1, last , as amended by Resolve 2011, c. 153, 3, is further amended to read:

The pilot project terminates March 15, 20152017; and be it further

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

Under a pilot project that is scheduled to expire on March 15, 2015, independent practice dental hygienists are allowed to expose and process radiographs in areas of the State that have been designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as dental health professional shortage areas.

This resolve continues the authority of these independent practice dental hygienists to expose and process radiographs for 2 more years, except that the authorization applies in the entire State for those additional 2 years.

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