SB 980

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 29, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 24, 2024
  • Assembly
  • Governor

The Smile Act.

Bill Subjects

The Smile Act

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including certain dental services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Under existing law, early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services are covered under Medi-Cal for an individual under 21 years of age in accordance with certain federal provisions. Under existing law, for persons 21 years of age or older, laboratory-processed crowns on posterior teeth are a covered benefit when medically necessary to restore a posterior tooth back to normal function based on the criteria specified in the Medi-Cal Dental Manual of Criteria. This bill, The Smile Act, for purposes of the above-described Medi-Cal coverage for laboratory-processed crowns, would remove the condition that the tooth be posterior and would apply the coverage to persons 13 years of age or older. The bill would also add, as a covered Medi-Cal benefit for persons of any age, subject to prior authorization, a dental implant if tooth extraction or removal is medically necessary or if the corresponding tooth is missing. The bill would condition this coverage on there being no other covered functional alternatives for prosthetic replacement to correct the person's dental condition, as specified, on the person being without medical conditions for which dental implant surgery would be contraindicated, on receipt of any necessary federal approvals, and on the availability of federal financial participation. Under the bill, the above-described provisions would not be construed to exclude Medi-Cal coverage for laboratory-processed crowns on teeth or dental implants if otherwise required under EPSDT services.

Bill Sponsors (35)

Dahle

     
Coauthor

Limón

     
Coauthor

Rubio

     
Coauthor

Ortega

     
Coauthor

Votes


Actions


Jun 19, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (June 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 10, 2024

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 03, 2024

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 24, 2024

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 4208.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 22, 2024

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

May 20, 2024

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2024

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3966.) (May 16).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

May 10, 2024

Senate

Set for hearing May 16.

Apr 08, 2024

Senate

April 8 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Mar 28, 2024

Senate

Set for hearing April 8.

Mar 21, 2024

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 20, 2024

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 3380.) (March 20).

Mar 01, 2024

Senate

Set for hearing March 20.

Feb 14, 2024

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jan 30, 2024

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 29.

Jan 29, 2024

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB980 HTML
01/29/24 - Introduced PDF
03/21/24 - Amended Senate PDF
05/16/24 - Amended Senate PDF
06/10/24 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/18/24- Senate Health PDF
04/05/24- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/16/24- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/18/24- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/14/24- Assembly Health PDF

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