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2019 House Bill 4223: Mandate dental testing and screening for children

Public Act 261 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Scott VanSingel (R) on February 21, 2019
To mandate that children entering kindergarten or first grade for the first time bring a form signed by a dentist or dental hygienist certifying that the child's teeth were examined and assessed within the past six months. Also, to require the state welfare department to create a dental oral assessment program for children who did not get the exam before registering for school enrollment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on February 21, 2019
Reported in the House on May 22, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on May 22, 2019
Reported in the House on June 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on October 22, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 18, 2020
To "sunset" the bill's provisions as of January 1, 2024.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 18, 2020
Received in the House on December 21, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 29, 2020

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