Select a different bill

SB 0359 - 'Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act'; certain consumer protections against surprise billing; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Chuck Hufstetler (R)
Last Action: 8/5/2020 - Effective Date
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
House Committee: Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
Assigned To:
12. All CourtsNext Bill
CivilNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation


SB 359, or the "Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act” states that no healthcare facility or provider nor any entity or individual can be held liable for damages related to COVID-19 unless gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm can be proven. The bill further provides language that, if posted at the entry of a location or upon a receipt or proof of purchase for entry such as a ticket or wristband, creates rebuttable presumption that individuals entering the location are assuming the risk of exposure. The bill provides guidance to how the language should be presented. This act shall apply to causes of action accruing until July 14, 2021, and not to any accruing after this time.

Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text