Doctors and Nurses
A bill (SB 853) by Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata (D-Oakland) would abolish a separate oversight board for dental assistants and dental hygienists and place oversight of such professionals under the Dental Board of California. The measure would create the Dental Hygiene Committee of California within the dental board (Bill text, 5/1). This bill has been sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) (Bill status, 6/4).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.