Legislation Assigned to the House Health and Human Services Committee (10)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0473 NeutralService Animal Accommodations Tom Kirby
2/14/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Health and Human Services --
2017/02/24 - Report 2018/02/16 Report Animal Control Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen Transit
This legislation provides that physically and mentally impaired individuals must be provided full access to trains, buses, streetcars and other modes of public transportation, as well as to areas where the general public is invited. Individuals may be accompanied by service animals when the animal provides assistance with a major life functions, such as ambulating, seeing, hearing, learning, working and interacting with others.  Service animals that provide only emotional support, comfort or companionship are not required to be allowed.
HB 0607 NeutralPsychiatric Advance Directive Act Patricia Gardner
3/24/2017 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority
This legislation allows individuals to establish their mental health care treatment preferences or to appoint an individual to act on their behalf, upon which hospitals, including county hospital, may rely when providing treatment.
HB 0733 SupportLoan Forgiveness for Psychiatrist and Mental Health Professionals Providing Services in Rural Areas Kimberly Alexander
1/29/2018 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
2018/01/26 Report Debra Nesbit Economic Development General County Government Health and Human Services
 This legislation includes psychiatrists and mental health professionals who are eligible for student loan cancellation.
HB 0769 SupportRecommendations on Healthcare from House Rural Development Council Rick Jasperse
7/1/2018 Effective Date Health and Human Services Health and Human Services -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit
Health and Human Services
This legislation requires that all plans administered by the State of Georgia to streamline and expedite the credentialing and billing processes for providers and establishes the Rural Center for Health Care Innovation and Sustainability within the State Office of Rural Health.  The bill also provides for the creation of micro-hospitals which have two to seven beds in a rural community which provide services seven days a week and 24 hours per day to stabilize patients.  Finally the legislation provides for a grant program to offset the costs of insurance for physicians who maintain a practice in medically underserved areas of the state.
HB 0782 NeutralProvisions for Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data Base Trey Rhodes
3/23/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Health and Human Services Health and Human Services -
2018/03/23 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation sets forth provisions for access to the prescription drug monitoring data base.
HB 0884 EvaluatingFluoridate Water - Counties Can Decide Karen Mathiak
2/13/2018 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
2018/02/09 Report Elections General County Government Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment Water Quality
This legislation allows counties, via the adoption of a resolution, the option of being included or excluded from the Department of Natural Resources' requirement to fluoridate potable water.  Current law requires 10 percent of the voters in the last election to sign a petition, then approval through a referendum, to opt out of water fluoridation.  The challenge will be with a water system serving multiple political jurisdictions, when some may opt out and others not.
HB 0958 EvaluatingRequired Sign at All Medical Facilities to Indicate a Newborn May Be Left Dave Belton
2/22/2018 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
Debra Nesbit Fire Services Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the Department of Community Health to design and provide signs to all medical facilities that indicate the locations as ones where a newborn may be left.
SB 0318 SupportAllow EMS to Involuntarily Transport Persons Having a Psychotic Episode Michael Rhett
3/5/2018 House Second Readers Health and Human Services Health and Human Services -
2018/03/2 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation establishes a pilot program to be administered by the Department of Community Health to allow emergency medical technicans with rthe permission of a physician involuntarily transport patients who are having a mental health episode. 
SB 0351 SupportIncrease in Number of Advanced Practice Nurses Allowed in Protocol Agreements Renee Unterman
3/5/2018 House Second Readers Health and Human Services Health and Human Services -
2018/03/2 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Health and Human Services
This legislation expands the number of advanced practice nurses from four to eight for which a delegating physician may enter into a protocol agreement.
SB 0357 NeutralCreation of the Health Coordination and Innovation Council Dean Burke
5/8/2018 Veto V21 Health and Human Services Health and Human Services -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation creates the Health Coordination and Innovation Council of the State of Georgia whose members will be the heads of all state agencies that maintain, report or receive health related data.  The purpose of the Council will be collect all pertinent data in one location and coordination state activities as they relate to health.
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