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2017 Senate Bill 541: License dental therapists

Public Act 463 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) on September 7, 2017
To establish a new licensure category for dental therapists that would allow them to do certain procedures in specified settings outside of a dentist’s office, subject to being under the general supervision of a dentist as specified in a required written practice agreement, and many other conditions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on September 7, 2017
Reported in the Senate on September 20, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on October 11, 2017
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on October 11, 2017
Reported in the House on December 4, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R) on December 18, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. This version would add doing fillings to the things the new mid-level practitioners could do.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 18, 2018
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2018
Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on December 19, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 26, 2018

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