SB 430

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services
Occupational Licensing

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


José Rodríguez


Konni Burton

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a dentist is forbidden from delegating certain dental services to a hygienist. SB 430 would permit the delegation of certain anesthetic and sedative services to a dental hygienist under specific circumstances.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill upholds the principle of limited government by mildly expanding the duties that a dental hygienist and dentist may perform under existing licensing. For this reason, we support SB 430.

Organizations Supporting

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Texas Association of Business

Organizations Opposed

Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry