Creates a New Career Path for New Mexicans and Better Access to Oral Health Care
SANTA FE, NM – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed HB 308 into law making New Mexico the eighth state to allow dental therapists to practice in some or all settings. (While Alaska also has dental therapists, the statute there was enacted under federal and tribal law.)
Bill Includes Amendment Protecting Tribal Sovereignty
SANTA FE, NM – The House State Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee passed legislation that would make it easier for New Mexicans living in rural and tribal areas to access dental care. HB 308, sponsored by Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D) and Rep. Gail Armstrong (R), passed the committee unanimously. This is the second committee that has passed the legislation unanimously. HB 308 now goes to the House floor for a full vote.
Bill passes House Health and Human Services Committee Unanimously
SANTA FE, NM – On Wednesday, lawmakers on the House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously voted to advance significant dental therapy legislation. HB 308, sponsored by Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D) and Rep. Gail Armstrong (R), passed the committee by a margin of 8 to 0.