Assemblymember Low Statement on Assembly Bill 1519

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) issued the following statement about the signing of Assembly Bill 1519:

“I am grateful to Governor Newsom for putting patients above profits.  AB 1519, this year’s dental board sunset bill, helps ensure consumers are not recklessly injured by profit-hungry companies who engage in serious medical procedures without even the most basic examination.  Beginning January 1, the dental board will be empowered to take action against dishonest corporations and unscrupulous doctors who exploit vulnerable Californians by jeopardizing their health under the guise of "convenient teledentistry."  We will continue to seek broad stakeholder input over the coming year to enact additional safeguards in future legislation to ensure patients are fully protected.”