Part of the ADAA's mission is to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of legislation which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public. As a new service to its members, ADAA offers legislative monitoring as a service.
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Legislative Assistance Program
In addition, ADAA offers the Legislative Assistance Program (LAP). The LAP is a mechanism for furthering the legislative objectives of the ADAA within the states by directing funds to state associations for the purpose to pursue and protect legislation that is directly related to the Dental Assisting Profession. Success in one state will make succeeding legislation in other states more attainable.
Members can gain access to the LAP Request form by going to the Members Only - Legislation page and downloading the request form.
Emergency LAP Funds Program
The Emergency Legislative Assistance Program is a mechanism for furthering the legislative objectives of the ADAA within the States by directing urgently needed funds to State Associations to pursue and protect existing legislation that is directly related to the Dental Assisting Profession. These funds will be made available on an as needed basis.
The ADAA Council on Legislation will review all applications and their recommendations will be forwarded to the ADAA Executive Committee for approval.
An e-mail acknowledging the receipt of the application shall be sent by the Council on Legislation Chair.
Members can gain access to the Emergency LAP request Form by by going to the Members Only - Legislation page and downloading the request form.