S.466 - Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act

A bill to assist low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to assist low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care. as introduced.
  • Short: Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to fund the employment costs of professionals who

Official Summary

Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to fund the employment costs of professionals who will use grant or contract funds to:
(1) coordinate the provision of medically recommended dental care to eligible low-income individuals by volunteer dentists in a manner consistent with state licensing laws; and
(2) verify the medical, dental, and financial needs of individuals who may be eligible for free dental services. Requires an eligible:
(1) entity to be tax-exempt and provide for the participation of eligible individuals in a free dental services program on a national basis; and
(2) individual to be entitled to benefits or be enrolled under Medicare, Medicaid, or a state plan or waiver under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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