Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (DOC Access Act)

The ADA is working to prevent dental insurers from interfering when a contract dentist agrees to furnish a non-plan service to a patient who knows the service not covered by his or her plan. This includes preventing insurers from arbitrarily changing the terms and conditions of the practitioner's contract without the practitioner's acknowledgement and acceptance of the new terms of service.

In Congress
  • November 13, 2020Letter (PDF) Thanking Senators Manchin and Cramer for for leading S.4894 the Senate DOC Access bill.
  • October 15, 2019Letter (PDF) thanking Reps. Loebsack and Carter for leading H.R. 3762 DOC Access Act
  • July 16, 2019Letter (PDF) thanking Reps. for sponsoring H.R. 3762 DOC Access Act
  • April 24, 2017Letter (PDF) urging the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to favorably report H.R. 1606, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (DOC Access Act).

The Association's positions are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.

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Contacts

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202.898.2400
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American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC)
202.898.2424
Email: adpac@ada.org

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Prepared by: Division of Government and Public Affairs

Last Updated: October 17, 2019