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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Dental screenings and services in schools. Requires each school corporation to enter into one or more agreements with one or more dentists or dental groups to: (1) provide a free, annual dental screening to each student enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in the school corporation; and (2) make comprehensive dental services available at each school in the school corporation for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Provides that the state superintendent of public instruction may waive these requirements for a school corporation that is unable to obtain the services of a dentist or dental group as required. Provides that Dental screenings and services in schools. Requires each school corporation to enter into one or more agreements with one or more dentists or dental groups to: (1) provide a free, annual dental screening to each student enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in the school corporation; and (2) make comprehensive dental services available at each school in the school corporation for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Provides that the state superintendent of public instruction may waive these requirements for a school corporation that is unable to obtain the services of a dentist or dental group as required. Provides that a dentist or dental group must provide dental screenings at no cost under an agreement with a school corporation, but that the parent or guardian of a child is responsible to the dentist or dental group for the cost of services other than a dental screening. Provides that an agreement between a school corporation and a dentist or dental group must provide that the dentist or dental group shall indemnify the school corporation for all claims and liability arising from the dentist's or dental group's provision of services other than dental screenings. Requires a school corporation to provide notice of the available dental services to parents of students enrolled in the school corporation. ... View more