H.R.963 - Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 03/05/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.963 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/05/2013)
Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to maximize the number of eligible low-income individuals receiving dental care.
Requires an entity to use amounts received under a grant or contract to fund the employment costs of a program to: (1) coordinate the provision of free, medically recommended dental care to eligible low-income individuals by volunteer dentists in a manner consistent with state licensing laws; and (2) verify the medical, dental, and financial needs of individuals who may be eligible for such dental services.
Requires an eligible: (1) entity to be tax-exempt and provide for the participation of eligible individuals in a free dental services program; and (2) individual to be entitled to benefits or be enrolled under Medicare, Medicaid, or a state plan or waiver under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).