The IDA was able to marshal legislation to increase access to dental care for Hoosiers prior to the end of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, May 14.
In response to the state’s current opioid crisis, the Indiana General Assembly enacted SB 226 that limits prescriptions for opioid medications to a 7 day supply for new patients. The measure has been signed by Governor Holcomb and became effective upon passage. Language in the law allows for dentists to exceed the limit if professional […]
The ADA Advocacy Conference kicked off in Washington, DC, on March 26 in conjunction with the American Student Dental Association’s lobbying event. Over 1,000 dentists, dental students, and association staff are attending the Advocacy Conference (previously called the ADA Washington Leadership Conference), 19 of whom are from Indiana. The March 26-28 event is expected to […]
March 7, 2017 While the Administration has been touting the State’s strong balance sheet, the legislature is still keeping a very tight rein on spending, affecting at least two IDA-supported legislative proposals: HB 1135 – Our Dental Recruitment Fund bill appears to have died without a vote in the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. […]
Indiana Dental Association’s Department of Government Affairs, as well as the Council on Governmental Affairs, Legislative Issues Committee, and IDPAC continually monitor state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies that affect dental public health and the dental profession. They facilitate communication to and from IDA members regarding Indiana legislative issues and assist the Board of […]
One pillar of IDA’s 2017 legislative package has begun to move thorough the Indiana General Assembly this week. House Bill 1135 establishes the Dental Recruitment Fund and is designed to provide student loan forgiveness for dentists and hygienists who locate in underserved areas and agree to accept dental Medicaid. The bill received a hearing on Wednesday, January […]
by Dr. David Holwager, Cambridge City, IN A tailgating party prior to a football game is how many people spend a Saturday or Sunday. A great way to relax, reconnect and refresh oneself. The first annual IDPAC tailgate social was held November 26, 2016, in Bloomington, prior to the Purdue v. Indiana game. IDA […]
by Dr. William B. Risk, Lafayette, IN A short time after the Indiana Dental Association’s annual meeting, I had a conversation with State Representative Randy Truitt. Representative Truitt has served District 26 in the Indiana House (made up of Wabash and Union townships in Tippecanoe County, including the city of West Lafayette) for four […]