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HB 154: Dental hygienists; perform certain functions under general supervision; authorize

Voted on Friday February 10, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This initiative has been considered for three legislative sessions now. The legislation grants licensed dental hygienists the ability to perform some duties without the supervision of a dentist.

Specifically, the bill grants licensed hygienists the ability to work at volunteer health centers, senior centers, and family violence shelters - essentially expanding access for persons who would not otherwise have access to dental care.

Limits what the hygienist can do in a private office

More information on legis.ga.gov
Yea
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 163 90.6% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 13 7.2%