In addition to sponsoring legislative proposals, CDHA also monitors bills that impact the dental hygienist profession. In many cases, CDHA will take an official position on these bills. How CDHA decides which bills to support or oppose is a process outlined below that has been developed as a means for determining on a case-by-case basis whether CDHA supports, opposes, or remains neutral.
The legislative advocate will write a letter to the author of the bill and appropriate legislative committee members delineating CDHA’s position on the bill. We may oppose unless amended, and suggested amendments will be drafted by CDHA’s advocacy team.
These are bills that could potentially impact RDHs, but which we do not support or oppose, including bills that could be potential vehicles that may be amended later. The legislative advocate is not expected to write a letter to the group involved with the bill.
The complete list of bills on which CDHA has taken a position or is monitoring can be viewed via our online bill tracker.