Bill Status of SB2815 98th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAID-DENTAL SERVICES
Sen. Dave Syverson
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Removes language requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to (i) limit adult dental services to emergencies; and (ii) beginning July 1, 2013, ensure certain conditions are recognized as emergencies. Provides that (i) the Department shall limit the ALL KIDS school-based dental program; (ii) school-based dental providers must provide children receiving an oral health score of 2 or 3 (indicating the need for restorative or urgent follow-up care) with the diagnosed follow-up care by providing the care themselves at the school or at the provider's local clinic, or the children must be referred by the provider's case manager to a dental provider who is willing to accept each child into the provider's practice to perform required follow-up care and provide a dental home; (iii) the Department may limit dental coverage for children to 2 cleanings and 2 fluoride treatments per year regardless of where the services are performed and shall require prior approval for any requests exceeding this limit; and (iv) beginning July 1, 2014, the Department shall require all adults to pay a $20 encounter fee to the provider at the time of services. In a provision concerning a dental clinic grant program administered by the Department, adds dental school clinics to the list of dental entities that may apply for grant money. Provides that grant money must be used to support projects that develop dental services or training (rather than only dental services) to meet the dental health care needs of the Department's dental program clients. In addition to other specified expenses, provides that grant moneys must be used for those services provided as part of the educational process at State dental schools. Effective immediately.