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
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