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Lobby Day 2021

Covid Strikes Again!
Missing lobby day this year at the capitol was hard! The Iowa Dental Hygienist Association has been busy this legislative session and not being able to be physically present, face to face with our legislatures this year has added an additional layer of sadness.

On February 15, 2021 HF 615 -A bill for an act relating to the placement of dental sealants on teeth by a dental assistant was filed by two legislators.  You can read the bill in full here:   https://legiscan.com/IA/bill/HF516/2021  Immediately the IDHA did file they were in opposition of it.

On February 17, 2021 the bill did pass out of the subcommittee by a unanimous vote and has been referred to the House Human Resources Committee. Tom Cope, the lobbyist for IDHA did a great job testifying against this bill in subcommittee. The next stop for this bill is the House Human Resources Committee. I encourage you to write an email to any member who is from where you live or work and let them know you object to this bill and why.  Here is the link for the members of that committee. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=688
This is the time for us as a Profession to come together and protect the citizens of Iowa.

Bills the IDHA have signed onto for 2021:

HF 390- Notice has to be given prior to removal of fluoridation in the water system in any community
HF 402- Expansion of the direct care workforce registry for the state of Iowa
SSB 1089-Expansion of the Broadband Services in Iowa

I would encourage you to also show support for these bills!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out: Donnellaiardh@gmail.com

 

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