Dental Board Discontinues Sleep Apnea Policy Discussions

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At its October meeting, the Colorado Dental Board voted to discontinue discussions and take no further action on sleep apnea. No rule or policy will be considered or adopted by the board at this time, meaning the current status quo prevails (which leaves some uncertainty in terms of policy and enforcement).  The board conducted discussions on sleep apnea in executive …

Four Fall Focus Areas for CDA Government Relations

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Fall 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Even when the state legislature is not in session, the Capitol remains busy with post-2017-session and pre-2018-session work. This fall has been particularly busy to that end with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes affecting dentists and dental offices.  …

Colorado Dental Board Releases Updated Sleep Apnea Rule Revisions

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The Colorado Dental Board and Colorado Medical Board joint workgroup regarding sleep apnea rules and policies has released the latest round of revisions ahead of its next meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to evaluate, discuss and possibly modify suggested revisions to the dental board’s proposed rule/policy regarding sleep apnea and to determine next steps and timeframe to reach …

Update on Dental Board’s Sleep Apnea Rulemaking

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In March 2017, the Colorado Dental Board started a stakeholder process to develop a rule regarding the involvement of dentists in sleep apnea services. The CDA encouraged the participation of key dental experts throughout the stakeholder process to ensure the development of sound policy, as rules developed regarding sleep apnea could have broad ranging implications for other areas where dentistry …

Sleep Apnea Rules and Policies Under Review

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The Colorado Dental Board has organized a sleep apnea workgroup to draft new rules and policies regarding sleep apnea services offered by dentists. Reason for the Review The Dental Practice Act defines dentistry and details what constitutes the practice of dentistry, but the topic of sleep apnea is not specifically addressed in these law, nor is it clarified through the …

Advocating For You: 2017 Legislative Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing and it has been an extremely busy session for dentistry. The CDA represents its members every day at the state Capitol monitoring the nearly 500 bills being considered by the state legislature this year. …

Sleep Apnea Workgroup to Meet March 31: Lend Your Voice to the Conversation

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The Colorado Dental Board has organized a sleep apnea workgroup to draft new rules and policies regarding sleep apnea services offered by dentists. The board has announced its first meeting, which is open to the public. The CDA encourages members who might be affected by these changes to share their opinions with the workgroup. Meeting Details Date: Friday, March 31 …