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Walker Signs Bill Into Law Expanding Access to Dental Care in LTC Settings

Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Bass
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Gov. Scott Walker last week signed a bill into law that will increase access to dental care for under served populations, including the elderly and disabled.
Assembly Bill 146 expands the settings where dental hygienists may practice without the presence of a licensed dentist to include nursing homes, community-based residential facilities, adult day cares, adult family homes and community rehabilitation facilities, among other settings.
Click here to see the legislation as signed into law.
Click here to see a press release by the bill's authors.


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