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The ADA last week urged the Food and Drug Administration to consider published and ongoing research before making a decision on a request by electronic cigarette manufacturers to allow them to label their products as less risky than smoking.
A one-year extension of the Sec. 179 tax provision will be taken up by the House of Representatives this week.
With a little more than three weeks to accomplish anything legislatively during the lame duck session, which begins Wednesday, Congress is likely to work on issues it believes must be completed prior to the new year.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently responded to an ADA request that the agency approach the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about problems associated with a new rule that requires dentists, before they can prescribe medicine to Medicare patients, either to enroll in the program or officially opt out.
The ADA is preparing comments on a draft rule intended to reduce the amount of dental amalgam that dental offices release into wastewater systems published today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation into law on Sept. 25 that requires dental insurers to annually disclose how much of patient premiums they spend on dental care. The Affordable Care Act imposed a similar requirement for medical plans but did not include dental insurers.
The House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 124) to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, which the President signed into law on September 19.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon publish new reporting mandates for employers, but will exempt many workplace settings, including dental offices.
The Senate this week is likely to determine whether to bring Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (S. 2432) up for floor debate.
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