Florida governor signs 2 dental bills into law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law two bills concerning the state's dental industry, according to a May 30 report by Florida Politics.

House Bill 855 requires all patients receiving dental treatment through telehealth to have an in-person examination and a dentist to remain primarily responsible for all treatments. 

Senate Bill 938 removes the requirement of out-of-state dentists who receive a Florida dental license to practice in Florida for one full year after being licensed. The bill also gets rid of a law that requires dental school students to wait until their final year of school to apply for licensure.

The Florida Legislature sent the two bills to Mr. DeSantis earlier in May

The bills will go into effect July 1, the report said.

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