Take Action!

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES
Ask them to support SB 193

SB 193, a bill that establishes a commission to study pathways to oral health care in NH, has been recommended Ought to Pass as Amended, 16-0, by the House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee.  We expect the full House may vote on the bill as soon as Wednesday, April 23.

The amendment, offered by Rep. Sherman and linked at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/amendments/2014-1399H.html added three positions to the commission: a representative from the State Committee on Aging, the Governor’s Commission on Disability and a public member, appointed by the governor.

We ask all partners to take action on this bill as we approach the home stretch!

Please contact your Representatives before next Tuesday night (find your Rep. by town at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx).  Ask them to support the Committee’s Ought to Pass as Amended recommendation. Click here for the latest talking points.

BACKGROUND

The NH Senate  voted 22-2 to amend SB193. Instead of authorizing a Dental Hygiene Practitioner in NH this year, as proposed, the amendment calls for a study commission to work through the end of 2015 to evaluate the dental care delivery system for how well it is meeting the needs of underserved populations.