This report contains an overview of the bills in which Ferrari Public Affairs (FPA) engaged and monitored on behalf of the Nevada Dental Association (NDA) during the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session. This was one of the most tumultuous sessions for dentistry to date, as members faced a bill proposing to allow unrestricted dental therapy practices, and self-regulation by hygienists in SB366. While SB366 dominated the bulk of the work this session, your lobbying team remained committed to advocating for the membership on many other bills.
Key wins for NDA this year include:
(1) successful passage of a limited adult Medicaid dental benefit for diabetes patients; (2) exempting dental hygienists and assistants in your practices from additionalfees and licensure under legislation put forward by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Radiation Control Division;
(3) clean up to the 2017 controlled substances prescribing bill that will help protect dentists;
(4) expansion of protections against silent PPOs and rental networks (third party sale of insurance fee agreements); and
(5) continued funding for the Adopt-A-Vet program for an additional two years.
Additionally, alliances were forged with provider groups including the Nevada State Medical Association, Nevada Chiropractic Association and others on several of these bills. This report highlights key legislation that will have the most significant impact on NDA members.We tracked over 120 bills for NDA this session, and approximately 56 of them were approved. A complete bill tracking list of the approved measures, with effective dates, is attached to this report.
End Of Session Report
2019 NDA End of Session Report_Ferrari
Bill Tracking List
NDA Bill List.Updated.Final Post Session.2019