Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207 #00026

Submission Number:
00026
Commenter:
Mark Saxen
State:
Indiana
Initiative Name:
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
The Commission has requested comments regarding the professional regulation of healthcare providers. The attached document calls attention to the policies of the American Dental Association regarding the regulation of dental specialties and the interpretation of those policies by state dental boards and Medicaid programs. These policies have resulted in the inability of many indigent children in the United States to receive safe, affordable anesthesia care for the treatment of severe dental caries.