S. 1878 (112th): Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act

Nov 16, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 4091 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 27, 2012

Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
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Last Updated
Nov 16, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 466 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2013

H.R. 4091 (Related)
Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2012


This bill was introduced on November 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 16, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 16, 2011
Full Title

A bill to assist low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care.


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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

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Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to fund the employment costs of professionals who will use grant or contract funds to:
(1) coordinate the provision of medically recommended dental care to eligible low-income individuals by volunteer dentists in a manner consistent with state licensing laws; and
(2) verify the medical, dental, and financial needs of individuals who may be eligible for free dental services.
Requires an eligible: (1) entity to be tax exempt and provide for the participation of eligible individuals in a free dental services program on a national basis; and (2) individual to be entitled to benefits or be enrolled under Medicare, Medicaid, or a state plan or waiver under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP).

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