Thursday, July 30, 2009

ISDS: Laws and Legislation

In Illinois where fluoridation has been state-mandated for decades:

"Governor Signs Legislation (SB1393) to Fund Construction of New Dental Clinics
Senate Bill 1393 establishes a dental clinic grant program and procedures for communities to apply for funding of public infrastructure grants to improve access to dental care for low income residents. Additionally, $2 million to fund construction of dental clinics was included in the Capital Bill that became law on July 13, 2009. The coalition estimates that $2 million will be enough to open 10 dental clinics which will serve over 35,000 additional patients. These dental clinics bring us a step closer to closing the access to care gap. We will continue our efforts to raise reimbursement funding rates and to improve access to oral health care throughout the state during the October Veto Session."