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 Bill Status of HB6246  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2310/2310-360a new
20 ILCS 2310/2310-360b new
20 ILCS 2310/2310-360c new
20 ILCS 2310/2310-360d new
20 ILCS 2310/2310-360e new
20 ILCS 2805/37 new
30 ILCS 105/5.811 new
305 ILCS 5/5-5f
305 ILCS 5/5-19from Ch. 23, par. 5-19
305 ILCS 5/5-31 new
305 ILCS 5/5-32 new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.39a new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.39b new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law and the State Finance Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department of Public Health shall administer a program for education of specified non-dental medical professionals about oral health with the goal of integrating oral health care into overall health care and may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, specified public or nonprofit medical or educational entities to educate non-oral health professionals to promote oral health education. Contains provisions concerning dental training residency programs, dental programs in schools, and emergency room care coordination. Creates the Oral Health Professional Student Loan Fund as a special fund to provide student loans to oral health professional students, including dentists and dental hygienists. Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department of Veterans' Affairs may develop and implement a demonstration program to establish programs to train and employ alternative dental health care providers to increase access to dental health care services for veterans who reside in rural and other underserved communities. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Removes a provision limiting adult dental services under the Medicaid program to emergency services. Provides that any person over the age of 21 who is eligible to receive medical assistance shall be eligible to receive dental services including dental services provided through a mobile dental van or portable dental unit. Contains provisions concerning funding for a case management grant program, oral health services in underserved areas, and mobile and portable dental services by rural health clinics.

DateChamber Action
  11/14/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  11/14/2012HouseFirst Reading
  11/14/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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