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Poelman T. 2020. Nationwide survey of teledentistry regulations. [Cambridge, MA: Thomas Poelman], 63 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about teledentistry regulations throughout the United States. The guide discusses the importance of teledentistry and explains how to interpret the information presented. For each state, the guide includes a teledentistry checklist that includes teledentistry regulations in several categories, allowed oral health procedures, and other requirements. Where appropriate, additional notes are included.

Keywords: Dentistry, Medicaid, Oral health, Regulations, State legislation, Telemedicine

Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention. 2020. Best practices for infection control in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Annapolis, MD: Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, 21 pp.

Annotation: This resource is a compilation of current regulations, guidance and practice tips related to infection control in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource is divided into two parts. Part I, preparing the dental clinic before patient appointments, discusses policies and procedures; dental team preparation and screening; equipment and supplies; adjusting clinical areas; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; entryway and lobby preparation; universal source controll and patient and visitor communication and pre-appointment screening. Part 2, delivering safe patient care, discusses patient arrival for appointment, dental operatory specifics for patient care, personal protective equipment, patient discharge, and infection control. A preparing the dental clinics for patients and staff checklist is included.

Contact: Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, P.O. Box 6297, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401, Telephone: (410) 571-0003 Secondary Telephone: (800) 298-6727 Fax: (410) 571-0028 E-mail: office@OSAP.org Web Site: http://www.osap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infection control, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Regulations, Virus diseases

Center for Connected Health Policy. 2019-. State telehealth laws & reimbursement policies. Sacramento, CA: Center for Connected Health Policy, semi-annual.

Annotation: This report provides a guide to telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for all states and the District of Columbia. The report contains information about Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care policies. Telehealth policies are organized into three areas: Medicaid reimbursement; private payer law; and professional regulation, health, and safety. Within these category areas, topic focuses include modality of reimbursement (for Medicaid); requirements and parity (for private payer law); and licensing, consent, and online prescribing (for professional regulation/health and safety).

Contact: Center for Connected Health Policy, 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95833, E-mail: info@cchpca.org Web Site: https://www.cchpca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Legislation, Managed care, Oral health, Medicaid, Public policy, Regulations, Telemedicine

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2019. Dental hygiene in medical settings and health clinics. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 5 pp.

Annotation: This chart provides a list of states in which dental hygienists may provide services in medical settings such as hospitals and medical offices, as well as in public health clinics. For each state, a link to the relevant statute or rule is provided, and a description of the provision is presented.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Health services, Oral health, Regulations, State legislation

Phurisamban R, Gleick P. 2017. Drinking fountains and public health: Improving national water infrastructure to rebuild trust and ensure access. Oakland, CA: Pacific Institute, 13 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes epidemiology reports and other evidence of drinking fountain-related health issues to reveal the extent of the problem and explores changes needed to improve the quality and use of this hydration option. Topics include a brief history of water fountains, evidence of contamination at water fountains such as microbial and heavy metal contamination, the Safe Drinking Water Act and national drinking water standards, and guidelines for cleaning and maintaining drinking water fountains. The paper concludes with a discussion of efforts needed to expand the science and practice of ensuring that drinking fountains remain clean, safe, and accessible.

Contact: Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 251-1600 Fax: (510) 251-2203 Web Site: http://www.pacinst.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-893790-77-3.

Keywords: Community base services, Environmental exposure, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Safety, Standards, Water, Water pollution

Hall E. 2017. Identifying a school quality/student success indicator for ESSA: Requirements and considerations. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements for the inclusion of a school quality or student success indicator (referred to as the "5th indicator), including requirements to ensure that the indicator contributes to a state's system of school and district accountability. Highlights include key factors to consider when identifying, evaluating, and implementing a school quality or student success indicator for inclusion in a state's accountability system. Examples of school quality and student success indicators and research supporting those indicators are included.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Evaluation, Limited English speakers, Measures, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Regulations, School districts, Schools, Students, Systems development

National Heath Law Program. 2017. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program,

Annotation: This website provides information about Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Program (EPSDT), including a clickakable map of state EPSDT information, videos with basic introduction to Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit and how it can interact with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to cover services provided in schools, and publications on the topic from NHELP,

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health insurance, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care, Provider networks, Regulations, Standards, State programs, Third party payers

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, along with guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included, along with guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Disease management, Older adults, Oral health, Protocols, Regulations, Special health care needs, Therapeutics

Sealant Work Group. 2017. Report of the Sealant Work Group: Recommendations & products. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides work group recommendations for states to strengthen the ability of school- based dental sealant programs to reach more children, especially those at highest risk for den- tal caries. Contents include recommendations in the following priority areas: promoting evidence- based and promising practices; communicating with families, the community, and school staff; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; addressing Medicaid and reporting data; and addressing Medicaid and regulatory hurdles. A summary of the recommendations, an infographic, a questions-and-answers document, and a communications plan worksheet are also available.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Access to health care, Case management, Certification, Children, Communication, Data analysis, Data collection, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Licensing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program development, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Resources for professionals, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Standards, State health agencies, State programs, Vulnerability, Work force

American Dental Education Association. 2016. ADEA United States interactive legislative tracking map. Washington, DC: American Dental Education Association, 1 v.

Annotation: This map provides information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Users can view the status of bills, upcoming hearing dates, and bill text and author and sponsor information. Users can also view state legislation on topics such as health coverage and financing, fluoride, oral health programs, teledentistry, regulations, and work force.

Contact: American Dental Education Association, 655 K Steet, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 289-7201 Fax: (202) 289-7204 Web Site: http://www.adea.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental education, Dentistry, Financing, Oral health, Regulations, State legislation, Work force

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2016. Achieving a state of healthy weight. Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, annual.

Annotation: This report summarizes an assessment of obesity prevention content in states' child care licensing regulations for child care centers, large or group family child care homes, and small family child care homes. Regulations were assessed for text consistent with best practices drawn from selected standards in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education (3rd ed.). Topics include national results, changes specific to states that made changes in the current year, states' results, and conclusion. A supplement to include supporting information and additional results related to the assessment is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: info@nrckids.org Web Site: http://nrckids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Child care, Family child care, Licensing, Obesity, Policy development, Program improvement, Regulations, Standards

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. 2016. Electronic cigarettes (upd.). Berkeley, CA: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, multiple items.

Annotation: This website presents information and resources about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Contents include fact sheets about e-cigarette aerosol and trends in electronic smoking device (ESD) policy adoption. Topics include progress in keeping ESDs out of smokefree environments; federal, state, and local laws regulating e-cigarette use; the components of a typical e-cigarette; science on secondhand vapor; false claims and misleading advertising; and public support for e-cigarette laws.

Contact: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J, Berkeley, CA 94702, Web Site: http://no-smoke.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Legislation, Marketing, Nicotine, Prevention, Regulations, Smoking

National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2016. DrugFacts: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) (rev.). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes how electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) work, how e-cigarettes compare to conventional cigarettes, the use of e-cigarettes by youth, and the lack of evidence on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking-cessation aids.

Contact: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213, MSC 9561, Bethesda, MD 20892-9561, Telephone: (301) 443-1124 Secondary Telephone: Fax: Web Site: http://www.nida.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Drug administration routes, Nicotine, Regulations, Research, Smoking, Young adults

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs. 2016. Vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Rockville, MD: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes types, ingredients, and components of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and e-pipes. Additional topics include what ENDS look like; statistics about ENDS use; FDA regulation of ENDS; manufacturing ENDS and e-liquids; nicotine warning statement; retail sales of ENDS, e-liquids, or their components or parts made or derived from tobacco; vape shops that mix e-liquids or modify products; importing ENDS and e-liquids; and reporting adverse experiences and product violations.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, , 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-9767 E-mail: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.fda.gov/consumer/default.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Drug administration routes, Federal agencies, Nicotine, Public health, Regulations, Smoking

W. K. Kellogg Foundation. 2016. Managing lead in drinking water at schools and early childhood education facilities. Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report for educators and community leaders provides information about ways to limit children's exposure to lead in drinking water in schools and early childhood education facilities. Contents include information about the danger of lead in drinking water, how federal regulation has reduced exposure to lead in drinking water, deciding if a lead testing program is necessary, getting school buy-in for a program, involving external and community partners, preparing and taking lead samples, choosing remediation options, and communicating with the public. Recommendations are also included.

Contact: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Avenue, East, Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012, Telephone: (269) 968-1611 Fax: (269) 968-0413 Web Site: http://www.wkkf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Communication, Community action, Environmental exposure, Lead, Lead poisoning, Lead poisoning prevention programs, Lead poisoning screening, Regulations, School health programs, Schools, Testing, Water

Langelier M, Baker B, Continelli T, Moore J. 2016. Dental hygiene professional practice index by state, 2014. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 164 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about a study conducted to examine statutes and regulations governing the practice of dental hygiene by state. The report discusses interest in the scope of practice for dental hygienists and the impact of this scope of practice on the delivery of oral health services.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Health services delivery, Oral health, Regulations, Work force

Langelier M. 2016. Interviews of oral health stakeholders in Kentucky: An executive summary. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes common themes derived from telephone interviews with 28 oral health stakeholders in Kentucky. Common themes discussed include oral health literacy, oral health status, service integration, oral health access, geographic disparities, dental insurance status changes resulting from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the oral health safety net, school-based and portable oral health programs, the oral health work force, and scope of practice regulations.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: https://www.chwsny.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care reform, Interviews, Kentucky, Oral health, Regulations, Service integration, Work force

Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program. 2016. Certification for local school dental sealant programs. Portland, OR: Oregon Health Authority, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document presents the final text rule requiring local school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs) in Oregon to be certified by the Oregon Health Authority before they can provide dental sealants. Contents include guidance on the requirements for certification, the application process for certification and recertification, monitoring of SBSPs, and decertification or pro- visional certification for programs that are out of compliance. Information about certification and clinical training is also available.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program, 800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 850, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (971) 673-0348 Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372 Fax: (971) 673-0240 E-mail: oral.health@state.or.us Web Site: https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/oralhealth/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Certification, Dental sealants, Health services delivery, Oral health, Oregon, Preventive health services, Regulations, School age children, School districts, School health programs, Schools, Standards, State legislation, Training

Rose K, Miller TK-N. 2016. Healthy communities of opportunity: An equity blueprint to address America's housing challenges. Oakland, CA: PolicyLink, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the relationship between health and housing in urban policy; national housing trends and their implications for health; promising movements in the field to connect opportunity, health, and housing policy; and a policy framework to advance equity in health and housing.

Contact: PolicyLink, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 663-2333 Fax: (510) 663-9684 E-mail: info@policylink.org Web Site: http://www.policylink.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cities, Costs, Equal opportunities, Hazards, Health status, Housing, Policy development, Reform, Regulations, Trends, Zoning

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. 2016. U.S. e-cigarette regulation: A 50-state review. St. Paul, MN: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a snapshot of the U.S. landscape of e-cigarette regulation. Contents include information from a 50-state (plus Washington, DC) survey of state statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations. Topics include definition of tobacco product, taxation, product packaging, youth access/other retail restrictions, retail license/permit requirement, and smoke-free air legislation. An interactive state map is also available.

Contact: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-3076, Telephone: (651) 290-7506 Web Site: http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Licensing, Marketing, Regulations, Smoking, State legislation, Taxes, Tobacco

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.