Quinn signs free dental care bill

July 23, 2010 4:32:17 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn signs a bill into law that has the goal of increasing free dental care to low-income families in the state.

It makes it easier for licensed dentists who live out-of-state to help out at free clinics in Illinois.

Under the new law, temporary permits can be issued to dentists and dental hygienists from other states.

The governor also signed legislation to create a shared database to help Illinois schools improve their nutrition and physical activities policies and programs.


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