Indigent Health Care (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

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 0188 EvaluatingExpand Medicaid Now Act; enact Stacey Abrams
2/2/2017 House Second Readers Appropriations --
Appropriations Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Indigent Health Care Insurance
This legislation enacts the Expand Medicaid Now Act.
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 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 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.
SR 0188 SupportSenate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians' Access to Adequate Healthcare Renee Unterman
3/28/2017 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute -Health and Human Services -
2017/02/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Indigent Health Care
This legislation creates the Senate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians' Access to Adequate Healthcare.
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