Legislation Assigned to the House Health & Human Services Committee (14)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0154 SupportDental Hygienists may Provide Preventive Care Under Supervision of Dentist Sharon Cooper
1/1/2018 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/06 - Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care

This legislation allows dental hygienists to apply topical flouride and sealants and oral prophylaxis under general supervision in county hospitals and health facilities.

HB 0426 SupportExpands Number of RN's Allowed to Practice Under a Physician in EMS Operations Sharon Cooper
2/22/2017 House Second Readers Health & Human Services --
2017/02/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation would expand the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are allowed to work under a physician in an EMS operations conducted by or on behalf of any county or municipality which employs a full time medical director.  Identical bill dropped in the Senate, S.B. 242.
HB 0427 SupportPhysician and Health Care Practitioners for Rural Areas Assistance Act Mark Newton
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development
Health and Human Services
This expands the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Act to include dentist, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses, who have completed their health care education access to the loan repayment program operated by the Georgia Board of Phyisican Work Force.
HB 0454 SupportProvide Information when Offering HIV Testing Park Cannon
2/23/2017 House Second Readers Health & Human Services --
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
This legislation requires any health care facility that receives state or local funding to provide certain services related to HIV. 
SB 0004 SupportEstablish Georgia Mental Health Treatment Task Force Renee Unterman
3/30/2017 House Disagreed Senate Amend or Sub Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Health and Human Services Indigent Health Care Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Georgia Mental Health Treatment Task Force. 
SB 0012 SupportDental Hygienists may Provide Preventive Care Under Supervision of Dentist Renee Unterman
2/15/2017 House Second Readers Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
This legislation allows dental hygienists to apply topical flouride and sealants and oral prophylaxis under general supervision in county hospitals and health facilities.
SB 0040 SupportExpand Scope of Practice To Allow EMS Emergency Authorization to Transport Mental Ill Renee Unterman
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/01/27-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows emergency medical service (EMS) personnel to transport a person within the county to a an emergency receiving facility if EMS has been dispatched in response to an emergency if EMS believes that there is probable cause to believe that the person is mentally ill requiring involuntary treatment, and EMS has consulted with the emergency receiving facility physician, who is of the opinion that it is in the best interest that the person be immediately transported to the facility.
SB 0052 InactiveRemove Sunset on Licensed Professional Counselors Issuing Involuntary Commitment Orders for Mental Health Patients P.K. Martin
5/9/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/17 - Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation removes the June 30, 2018 sunset of O.C.G.A. § 37-3-41 regarding the involuntary evaluation of mental illness and O.C.G.A. § 37-7-41(d) regarding emergency involuntary treatment of an alcoholic, drug abuser, or drug dependent individual. 
SB 0081 SupportState Health Officer Allow Certain Persons and Entities Access to Opiod Antagonists Renee Unterman
3/15/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance General County Government
Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr., Act, which allow the state health officers to allow certain persons and entities to obtain opioid antagonists and administer to persons believed to have overdosed on opioids.
SB 0088 Inactive'Narcotic Treatment Programs Enforcement Act' Jeff Mullis
5/4/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation enacts the Narcotic Treament Programs Enforcement Act.
SB 0096 NeutralAuthorize Registered Nurses to Make Pronouncement of Death Ben Watson
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/17 - Report Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows registered nurses to make a pronouncement of death in nursing homes, assisted living and hospice facilities.
SB 0102 SupportCreate Office of Cardiac Care Within the Department of Public Health Butch Miller
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Office of Cardiac Care within the Department of Public Health to establish a program that identifies emergency cardiac care centers to ensure rapid triage, assessment, treatment and transport of patients who experience cardiac arrest, heart attack or complications.
SB 0109 SupportAuthorize the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact and Nurse Licensure Compact Michael Williams
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact, and the Nurses Licensure Compact which allows reciprocity with other states licensure requirements for these two disciplines.
SB 0242 SupportExpands Number of RN's Allowed to Practice Under a Physician in EMS Operations Renee Unterman
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation would expand the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are allowed to work under a physician in an EMS operations conducted by or on behalf of any county or municipality which employs a full time medical director.  
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