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Government Relations

The Government Relations Council (GRC) of the CDHA represents the interests of the CDHA in legislative matters affecting the licensure and practice of dental hygienists in the state of California. We are your Voice, and attend all meetings of the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC), the Dental Board of California (DBC) as well as legislative hearings on bills important to the profession of dental hygiene. We are fortunate to work in collaboration with our political action committee CalHyPAC  and our legislative advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC., one of the most prominent legislative advocacy firms in California.

Are You Paid For All Time Worked? Is Your Salary Reduced if There are Openings in the Patient Schedule? Learn More About Labor Laws and Your Employee Rights here.

 


News From Sacramento for all RDH and RDHAP’s

Signed into law by Governor Brown:

ARROW AB 502 allows RDHAP to incorporate effective January 2016. RDH, RDHEF, licensed dentists and RDAs may be minority co-owners and/or employees of an RDHAP corporation. Link to AB 502.

ARROW AB 1174 Expands Scope for all hygienists, RDH and RDHAP alike, allowing the placement of Interim Therapeutic Restorations, in the office as well as in other settings with telehealth supervision, with additional education. Link to AB 1174.

ARROWSB 850 Dental Hygiene baccalaureate pilots at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and West Los Angeles College are two of 15 approved sites. CLICK HERE for the March 2015 Press Release, and CLICK HERE for the May 2015 Press Release from The California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

ARROWSB 1245 continues DHCC operations to 2019. Link to SB 1245.

ARROWAB 1522 (Gonzales), the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 mandates Paid Sick Leave. Effective July 2015, after 30 days worked within a year, all employees will accrue 1 hour paid leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum required 3 days per year. Link to AB 1522.