SB 252/HB 704 – Dental Bill of Rights

SB 252- Dental Bill of Rights

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Jim Davis (R-Cherokee)

HB 704 – Dental Bill of Rights

Primary Sponsor: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett)

Bill Summary

This bill clarifies provider and patient rights regarding health benefit plan contracts for the provision of dental services

The bill states than an insurer who provides a health benefit plan for dental services shall not use more than 25% of it prepaid premiums for marketing and administrative expenses.

The bill states that insurers providing health benefit plans for dental services shall not provide third party access to a dental provider network contract or information pertaining to discounts for services pursuant to that dental provider network.

This bill removes dental as a defined health benefit plan.

Bill Movement


This bill was filed April 10, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health – passed April 30, 2019.
  • Rules – passed May 1, 2019
  • Rules – The Senate version (SB 252) passed on June 4, 2019. This bill will now move to the House floor.

This bill passed the House on June 5, 2019.

This bill was signed by Governor Cooper on June 14, 2019, and is now law.


This bill was referred to the following Committees:

  • Health – This bill was heard for discussion only on May 1, 2019.
    • passed May 2, 2019.
  • Commerce and Insurance – passed May 6, 2019.
  • Rules – passed May 7, 2019.

This bill passed in the Senate on May 8, 2019.


More Posts in Current Legislative Session


Share this Post


Leave a Reply

The NCMS moderates this blog, so expect a slight delay in posting. Please include your full name and affiliation. We insist on respectful dialogue and reserve the right not to post remarks incompatible with our guidelines.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *