Oral Health

Bills that are relevant to oral health research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed here.

Oral Health

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2019)
HB 2056 State Rep. Stephanie Klick PASSED  Signed by the Governor on 6/16/21, effective 9/1/21 with some exceptions A health professional providing a health care service or procedure as a telemedicine medical service, a tele-dentistry dental service, or a tele-health service is subject to the standard of care that would apply to the provision of the same health care service or procedure in an in-person setting. Companion Bill: SB 488
Bills Below Failed to Make it through Legislative Process
HB 1742 State Rep. Bobby Guerra Left pending in House committee - 3/31/21 A health professional providing a health care service or procedure as a telemedicine medical service, a tele-dentistry dental service, or a tele-health service is subject to the standard of care that would apply to the provision of the same health care service or procedure in an in-person setting. Companion Bill: SB 488
HB 2755 State Rep. Eddie Lucio III Out of House Committee - 5/6/21 A health benefit plan that provides coverage for general anesthesia may not exclude from coverage general anesthesia services in connection with dental services provided to a covered individual who is: (1) younger than 18 years of age; and (2) unable to undergo the dental service in an office setting due to a documented physical, mental, or medical reason determined by the individual's physician or by the dentist providing the dental care. Companion Bill: SB 401
SB 401 State Sen. Judith Zaffirini Referred to Business & Commerce - 3/9/21 A health benefit plan that provides coverage for general anesthesia may not exclude from coverage general anesthesia services in connection with dental services provided to a covered individual who is: (1) younger than 18 years of age; and (2) unable to undergo the dental service in an office setting due to a documented physical, mental, or medical reason determined by the individual's physician or by the dentist providing the dental care. Companion Bill: HB 2755
SB 488 State Sen. Charles Perry Referred to Health & Human Services - 3/9/21 A health professional providing a health care service or procedure as a telemedicine medical service, a tele-dentistry dental service, or a tele-health service is subject to the standard of care that would apply to the provision of the same health care service or procedure in an in-person setting. Companion Bill: HB 1742HB 2056