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HB 1299 - Certain hospital authorities; contract with nonprofit corporations; require

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Jacobs,Mike 80th
Last Action: 4/4/2008 - Senate Insists
House Committee: SCG
Senate Committee: GvtO
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill requires that certain hospital authorities contract with nonprofit corporations for the operation and management of its hospitals. A hospital authority that is not in compliance shall not receive trauma funding. Failure to contract with a nonprofit organization shall be considered a minimum function of a hospital authority for purposes of removal of members. The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission shall withhold trauma funds from a hospital authority which does not contract with a nonprofit organization. A petition by any resident of any participating county of such hospital authority or the governing authority of such participating county of such hospital authority may be submitted to the superior court of the county wherein the hospital authority operates a hospital to require the hospital authority to comply with subsection (b) of this Code section. The judge of such court shall set a time for the hearing on such petition and after notice to the hospital authority shall hear and determine the petition. 

An amendment was added that says that no public hospital shall authorize or permit the performance of an abortion procedure in violation of federal or state law or that is not covered for reimbursement by Medicaid.

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