The Council for State Governments (CSG) held their kickoff meeting on Aug. 24 for the Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Interstate Compact, which aims to develop an interstate compact for license portability.
The Council for State Governments (CSG) held their kickoff meeting for the Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Interstate Compact on Aug. 24, which covered an overview of interstate compacts, why dentistry and dental hygiene professions are creating a compact, timeline for development, and a Q&A portion.
An interstate compact is an agreement between two or more states. The goal of this compact is to simplify the license transfer process for dentists and dental hygienists. With an interstate compact, providers can transfer their license to all states within the compact.
A recording of the kickoff meeting can be found here.
Leading these efforts, CSG is partnering with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (AHDA) to develop an interstate compact for license portability.
Timeline & Next Steps
- August 2021 – Kickoff Meeting
- Fall/Winter 2021 – Technical Assistance Group Meeting
- Winter/Spring 2022 – Drafting Team Meeting
- Spring/Summer 2022 – Stakeholder Review
- Summer/Fall 2022 – Model Legislation Finalized
- Fall/Winter 2022 to Ongoing – Education and State Enactment
Within the coming months, a document team will begin crafting a compact based on recommendations from the ADA, AHDA, Collation for Modernizing Dental Licensure, American Dental Education Association, American Student Dental Association, and the Joint Commission of National Dental Examinations. CSG expects compact legislation to be ready by 2023.
For more information or questions please visit compacts.csg.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.