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Senate Health has one bill on Jan 28

January 27, 2015

johnny-automatic-dental-examOn Wednesday, January 28th, the Senate Health and Human Services committee will take on 1 bill.

HB 1045SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding licensure of dentists and dental hygienists and registration of dental auxiliaries.

This bill passed the House Health & Human Services committee and House floor without opposition. Here are the notes I wrote about the bill before the House committee meeting:

This bill is at the request of the SD Board of Dentistry. This bill adds a lot of definitions, presumably to clarify current code used to regulate the dental field (§ 36-6A). Some other notable changes include:

  • Ensuring the board officers are elected annually. Previously it appears there was no requirement as to how often officers are voted on.
  • The board president cannot serve more than three one-year consecutive terms.
  • The board secretary will no longer be paid a salary, and instead will receive a stipend.

Most of the rest of this bill (which is very long) appears to be clarifying and rewording current code. From reading through this bill I didn’t see any red flags… but honestly dental regulation is far from being an interest of mine…..

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