Advocacy News

ODHA is supporting the following bills during the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session:

  • Senate Bill 824 would allow the Oregon Board of Dentistry to accept results from alternative examinations (such as OSCEs) to meet one of the requirements for dental licensure.
  • Senate Bill 834 would allow OBD licensees (dentists & dental hygienists) to explain an error to a patient without the threat of that conversation being used against them in court.
  • Senate Bill 836 would authorize the Oregon Board of Dentistry to review patient charts associated with dental pilot projects approved by the Oregon Health Authority.
  • House Bill 2220 would authorize trained and certified dentists to prescribe and administer vaccines.