Here’s the tentative plan for the day:
8:45 Updates, Legislator Meeting Assignments & Logistics
9:30 Capitol Day Activities (Meetings with Legislators, Committee Meetings, Possible Capitol Museum Tour)
1:15 House and Senate Floor Sessions, Group’s Introduction to Legislators
2:00 Meetings with Legislators continue
3:00 Capitol Day Concludes
Arizona State Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (Exact Check-In Location TBD)
Registration is FREE! – Click HERE
NOTE: Before you start the registration process, please visit https://openstates.org/ to find out your legislative district and legislators.
Registration deadline: February 18th!
Here are our primary legislative objectives this year:
- ALLOW AFFILIATED PRACTICE HYGIENISTS TO SUPERVISE DENTAL ASSISTANTS – allows APDHs to delegate various tasks to dental assistants including taking radiographs and coronal polishing (if certified) according to their affiliated practice agreement.
- ALLOW MEDICAL DOCTORS TO SUPERVISE DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING – dental hygienists would be able to provide limited services that are NOT billable as dental services; intent is to allow hospitals to bill medical insurance for critical, basic oral health care delivered by dental hygienists (rather than nurses) to patients in ICU, oncology units, etc.
- SECURE DENTAL BENEFIT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN ON AHCCCS – Ensuring mothers-to-be have access to dental services under AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid Program).