House Bill (H)

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Dental recruitment program. Establishes a dental recruitment fee of $10 for dental hygienists and $20 for dentists to be paid in addition to the license renewal fee. Requires that the recruitment fee must be deposited in the Indiana dental recruitment fund. Amends the requirements for a dental recruitment grant (grant) to provide that a dentist must commit to working four years in an underserved area or as a minority dentist in Indiana and meet other requirements for a yearly grant of $30,000 to $35,000 with the option by the dentist to serve fifth year for a grant of $40,000; or Dental recruitment program. Establishes a dental recruitment fee of $10 for dental hygienists and $20 for dentists to be paid in addition to the license renewal fee. Requires that the recruitment fee must be deposited in the Indiana dental recruitment fund. Amends the requirements for a dental recruitment grant (grant) to provide that a dentist must commit to working four years in an underserved area or as a minority dentist in Indiana and meet other requirements for a yearly grant of $30,000 to $35,000 with the option by the dentist to serve fifth year for a grant of $40,000; or (2) a dental hygienist must commit to working four years in an underserved area or serve in a clinical setting that serves at least 30% Medicaid patients as a dental hygienist in Indiana for a yearly grant of $8,000 with the option by the dental hygienist to serve a fifth year for a grant of $10,000. Requires a dentist and dental hygienist to provide an avaerage of 30 hours of services per week. (Current law requires at least 40 hours.) Removes the sliding fee requirements for dentists and dental hygienists. Relocates the dental hygienist grant requirements. Amends the dental hygienist grant requirements to require that a dental hygienist provide dental hygienist srevices in Indiana in underserved areas or in a clinical setting that serves a patient base that includes at least 30% as Medicaid patients. Appropriates $175,000 from the state general fund to the Indiana dental recruitment fund. Makes conforming changes. ... View more