September 22, 2020

In the States

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Aug 12, 2020
New Hampshire Enacts Non-Covered Services Legislation
Governor Chris Sununu recently signed HB 1639 into law: legislation that addresses non-covered dental services, among other health care-related issues. New Hampshire has now joined nearly 40 other states in enacting such laws, which prohibits dental insurers from setting service fees to providers for services that are not covered under patient plans. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

AGD Advocacy Takes Action at Local Levels
The AGD has worked diligently with constituents to help address issues during the COVID-19 emergency. This has included providing resources, creating state-specific action alerts and helping compose and send letters to government entities that express concerns of general dentists within their state. We are continually monitoring any action by state and territory governments, and assisting constituents as new issues arise or persist. 

It is strongly encouraged that AGD members review all advocacy efforts related to COVID-19 which are highlighted on the AGD Coronavirus Webpage. Additionally, members should visit the AGD Action Center for access to specific efforts and to take action on pertinent issues. 

If you would like more information on legislative matters in your state or are interested in carrying out advocacy efforts on AGD issues, please contact us at advocacy@agd.org or visit the AGD’s Advocacy webpage.