Teledentistry pilot program; Department of Medical Assistance Services to create, report. (SB647)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DMAS; teledentistry pilot program. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to create a two-year pilot program to provide dental services to school-age children who are eligible to receive pediatric dental services through the Smiles for Children program in school divisions in which at least 50 percent of the elementary students have not been examined by a dentist within the preceding 12 months or have no dental home of record. Participating dentists will provide supervision of dental hygienists through the use of teledentistry. The bill further directs the Department to report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees on the benefits of teledentistry by November 1, 2016. The pilot program would expire on July 1, 2017. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a 2014 general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2014Unanimous consent to introduce
01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103174D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104629D-S1
01/30/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB647S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with amendments (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104629D-S1
02/06/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB647ES1
02/06/2014Printed as engrossed 14104629D-ES1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB647ES1)
02/27/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2014Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/28/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
03/03/2014Continued to 2015 in Appropriations
12/04/2014Left in Appropriations