LD 1230 LR 1022(01)
An Act To Improve Access to Oral Health Care
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Spkr. Eves of North Berwick
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential future biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Board of Dental Examiners will incur additional costs to implement and administer a licensure process for dental hygiene therapists.  However, these costs are not expected to be incurred until future biennia as it is anticipated that it will take several years before potential candidates become qualified to apply for and receive licensure.  Additional costs to the Board of Dental Examiners, affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, for the rulemaking process can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.