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CS/SB 580 — Reimbursement to Health Access Settings for Dental Hygiene Services for Children

by Health Policy Committee and Senator Grimsley

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill authorizes the Agency for Health Care Administration to reimburse a health access setting under the Medicaid program for remediable dental services (remediable tasks) delivered by a dental hygienist when provided to a Medicaid recipient younger than 21 years of age. Remediable tasks are defined as intra-oral tasks that do not create unalterable changes in the mouth or contiguous structures, are reversible, and do not expose the patient to increased risks.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 115-0