Policy News Archive

Tobacco Tax (HB 2231) 

The House Tax committee held a hearing on HB 2231 on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. to support tax increases on tobacco products, which would also increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation.

March 19, 2018

Licensure of Dental Therapist (SB 312) 

On March 14 at 1:30 p.m., the House Health and Human Services committee held a hearing on SB 312, to establish dental therapists (SB 312).

March 14, 2018

Tobacco Cessation Treatment through Medicaid Coverage (SB 436) 

A hearing on SB 436 was held on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.

March 14, 2018

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (SB 389) 

The Senate Education committee held a hearing on Thursday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. changing the requirements for student surveys under the Student Data Privacy Act.

February 19, 2018

Expand KanCare (SB 38) 

The Senate Public Health and Welfare committee scheduled a hearing on expanding Medicaid (SB 38) for Wednesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m.

February 16, 2018

Tobacco Cessation Treatment through Medicaid Coverage (SB 316) 

A hearing on SB 316 was held on Thursday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.

February 9, 2018

Licensure of Dental Therapist (SB 312) 

Sen. Vicki Schmidt, chair of the Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, introduced a bill to establish dental therapists.

February 2, 2018

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