On July 19, the Oregon Governor signed H. 3159, which requires health care providers and insurers, including standalone dental plans (SADPs), to collect from a patient, client, or member, data on race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written languages, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It also imposes civil monetary penalties. House Bill 3159 becomes effective on September 25, 2021, but the section on collecting data becomes operational January 1, 2022. NADP and its industry partners will be exploring ways in which it can influence any rulemaking on this bill or future legislation on this issue.

Please contact Government Affairs Analyst Tyler Shrive for more information.

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