S.3016 - Action for Dental Health Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 06/06/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/15/2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 554. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3016 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/06/2018)
Action for Dental Health Act of 2018
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention programs through FY2022.
The Department of Health and Human Services may award grants or enter into contracts to collaborate with public officials and other stakeholders to develop and implement initiatives to: (1) improve oral health education and dental disease prevention, (2) reduce barriers to the provision of dental services, (3) establish dental homes for children and adults, (4) reduce the use of emergency departments by individuals who seek dental services more appropriately delivered in a dental primary care setting, or (5) facilitate the provision of dental care to nursing home residents.