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Kulkarni MP. 2005. Fact sheet: Medicaid coverage of orthodontia for children. [Washington, DC]: National Health Law Program, 12 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines the funding provisions in Medicaid, particularly the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program, that entitles children to oral examinations, as well as diagnosis and treatment of oral health conditions such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and malocclusion. Topics include malocclusion and orthodontia, screening tools to authorize Medicaid coverage of orthodontia, case law support for Medicaid coverage, and advocacy tips. Extensive notes and references are provided throughout the fact sheet. Additional resources for advocates are also included.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Dental insurance, EPSDT, Health care financing, Legal precedence, Medicaid, Oral health, Orthodontics, Periodontal diseases

Rhoden NK. 1986. The judge in the delivery room: The emergence of court-ordered cesareans. California Law Review 74(6):1951-2030,

Annotation: This reprinted journal article discusses the legal issues surrounding court-ordered cesarean births for competent, unconsenting adult women. Most of these cases revolve around physician recommendations for cesarean births to increase the chance for survival for the fetus. The author analyzes the legal right to refuse treatment, Roe vs. Wade, and child neglect laws.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Legal issues, Legal precedence


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