Status Summary

First reading, referred to Appropriations on 1.30.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.5.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.16.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 2.18.2020. Executive session scheduled in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 2.21.2020 at 8:00 a.m (updated 2.21.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Johnson, J.

The authority shall work with the statewide managing partner of the access to baby and child dentistry program through a no-cost contract to develop a local access to baby and child dentistry program fund allocation formula, key deliverables, and target metrics for increased outreach and provider engagement and support.

The goals are to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in access to care and oral health outcomes and to increase the percentage of medicaid-enrolled children under the age of two accessing dental care.

The authority shall collaborate with stakeholders to monitor progress toward the goals and provide support to local access to baby and child dentistry programs and providers.

The sum of $200K is appropriated for the fiscal biennium ending June 2021, from the general fund to the  health care authority for the purposes of this act.