2019 State Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Nearly 600 bills were considered during the Colorado General Assembly’s 2019 session, with more than 85 bills that had potential impacts for dentistry. The CDA monitors all dental-related activity at the Capitol during the session and advocates daily on your behalf. 2019 brought …

2019 Gold Dome Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations  From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The Colorado General Assembly’s 2019 session is past the halfway mark. More than 450 bills have been introduced, with nearly 200 additional bills still anticipated. The CDA monitors all dental-related activity at the Capitol daily and advocates on your behalf. As the session …

2018 Election and CDA 2019 State Legislative Outlook

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association A major “blue wave” was the headline of Colorado’s 2018 election results, with Democrats claiming notable victories across national, statewide and local races. In spite of this blue wave, Colorado upheld its fiscally conservative disposition, with nearly all statewide ballot initiatives with potential …

New Opioid Prescribing Policies for Medicare and Medicaid

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Federal Updates On Oct. 24, federal legislation to address the opioid crisis – the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – was signed into law. The new law includes grant funding to support improvement of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and to incentivize continuing education expansions for prescribers. …

The Halfway Point: Mid-Term Legislative Update

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HB 1045 Signed into Law Dental hygienists soon can administer silver diamine fluoride in cooperation with a dentist.  On Thursday, March 22, Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB18-1045 into law. The bill authorizes dental hygienists, who have received appropriate training, to administer SDF when working in cooperation with a dentist. Prior to the passage of this bill, the Colorado Dental Board …

Under the Gold Dome

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA had a busy fall with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes, debating a number of issues that can impact dentists and dental offices. The CDA is always working to protect and improve the practice environment and parameters …