(210) LAW-3000 Search

New Texas Law to Fight Unnecessary Dental Work on Children

Written by Tom Crosley
News

By Tom Crosley

Governor Rick Perry recently signed a law designed to stop unnecessary dental treatment on children.  The bill was introduced by State Representative Lois W. Kolkhurst of Brenham, Texas.  Rep Kolkhurst, the daughter of a dentist, stated she introduced the bill after learning of the investigative reporting of WFAA television reporter, Byron Harris and PBS Frontline regarding unnecessary dental work being done on children receiving Medicaid benefits.

“As a mother of two children, I was shocked to learn that in 2010 there were estimated to be over 15,000 Texas children who were given inappropriate dental care, including braces on baby teeth,” Kolkhorst said in a statement.

The new law increases funding to the Texas Dental Board, streamlines the action taken on dental board complaints, allows parents to be present when dental work is performed on their children, and requires certain reporting regarding corporate owned dental clinics.

Additional information can be found here:

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/06/26/12897/impact-dentists-probe-leads-new-texas-law

Related Articles

View All Blog Articles

Do you or a family member
need legal advice?

Crosley Law Firm, PC is a professional corporation of trial lawyers focused on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death. If you’ve been injured, fill out the form for a free consultation, or call 210-LAW-3000.

We Can Help

Request Your Free Consultation
  • This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    * Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Office Locations and Contact Info