Hospital Authority (17)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0031 InactiveJefferson County; Board of Commissioners; levy additional ad valorem tax; provide nonbinding advisory referendum Brian Prince
1/24/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/01/12_TEST 2017/01/12_TEST 2 Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Local Legislation
Property Tax Revenue & Finance
HB 0033 NeutralNo Illegal Immigants or non-Georgians on certain Local Boards or Authorities Brad Raffensperger
1/12/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2017/01/12_TEST 2017/01/12_TEST 2 2017/01/13-Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development
General County Government Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Immigration Preemption
Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards

This preemption legislation establishes additional requirements on individuals (other than ex officio or nonvoting members) appointed to county or city boards, commissions or authorities that establish policy, spend public funds, levy taxes or impose or collect fees or charges.  In order to be eligible for such an appointment, the individual must be a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful permanent resident or an alien having lawful status in the U.S.  The individual must also be a legal resident of Georgia, unless he or she resides in another state but owns an interest in business in Georgia or is employed in Georgia.  These qualifications do not apply to active duty members of the armed forces or an immediate family member of an active duty member of the armed forces.  The body making the appointment (i.e., the board of commissioners) is responsible for determining whether an individual meets these qualifications.

HB 0054 SupportTax Credits for Donations to Rural Hospitals Geoff Duncan
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways & Means --
2017/01/13-Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Revenue & Finance
This legislation increases the income tax credit and reporting requirements for donations to rural hospitals.  Increases the total amount available for tax credits to $60 million for FY 17, FY 18 and FY 19.
HB 0081 SupportHospital Authorities and Contractors Intercept Income Tax Returns to Pay Medical Bills Tom McCall
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Ways and Means Finance -
2017/01/27-Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/2 Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care Juveniles
Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance State Court
Superior Court
This legislation allows health care facilties created, formed or operated on behalf of a hospital authority to intercept tax refunds to pay outstanding medical bills. 
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 0187 InactiveMonroe County; Board of Commissioners; provide nonbinding advisory referendum Robert Dickey
2/9/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Financing General County Government Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
Local Legislation Property Tax Revenue & Finance
HB 0257 SupportLocal Government Authority Finance Reports Jan Tankersley
7/1/2018 Effective Date Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report 2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report 2018/02/02 Report
Auditing/Budget Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Financing General County Government
Hospital Authority Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation combines the two annual reports (registry and financial reports) that local government authorities and local independent authorities must file annually with the Department of Community Affairs.  Local authorities may not incur debt or credit obligations until they submit the report, though failure to do so will not impact any outstanding debt.          
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. 
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.
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 0013 InactiveJefferson County Hospital Authority; ad valorem tax; provide for a nonbinding advisory referendum Jesse Stone
2/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/01/12_TEST 2017/01/12_TEST 2 2017/01/13-Report Health and Human Services Hospital Authority
Local Legislation Property Tax Revenue & Finance
SB 0014 InactiveCriteria for Eligibility of Rural Hospitals to Receive Donations Dean Burke
5/8/2017 Effective Date Ways & Means Finance -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Revenue & Finance
This legislation enacts the Rural Hospital Organization Assistance Act of 2017, which requires hospital authorities to meet certain criteria to be eligible to receive donations from recepients of the tax credits for such donations.
SB 0044 NeutralRestrict Disclosure of Identities of Donors to Rural Hospitals Dean Burke
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted -Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
Open Records/Meetings Act Revenue & Finance
This legislation exempts records that identify individual or corporate donors to a rural hospital organization from the open records law.
SB 0070 InactiveRemoval on Sunset on Provider Fee for Hospitals Butch Miller
2/13/2017 Effective Date Appropriations Finance -
2017/02/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
This legislation extends the sunset date for hospital Medicaid financing program to June 30, 2020.
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 0158 EvaluatingCON Exemption for Freestanding Emergency Services Facilities in Rural Counties Ben Watson
2/14/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
This legislation provides an exemption from the certificate of need (CON) requirements for freestanding emergency services facilities separate and distinct from a hospital, in rural counties served by a single hospital with less than 100 beds.
SB 0180 InactiveIncrease Limits for Tax Credits for Donations to Qualifying Rural Hospitals Dean Burke
5/8/2017 Effective Date Ways & Means Finance -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
Open Records/Meetings Act Revenue & Finance
This legislation increases the maximum tax credits for donations to qualifying rural hospitals.  Single head of household increases to 90% of amount expended or $5,000 whichever is greater; married couples increases to 90% of amount expended or $10,000 whichever is greater; corporations limits are 90% of amount expended or no more than 75% of tax debt.  The amount available for the tax credits increased from $50 million to $60 million for FY 17, FY 18 and FY 19.  The amount a qualifying hospital can receive per year is capped at $4 million for total donations.
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