Legislation Assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee (29)
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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 0249 NeutralAdds Death by Overdose to List of Causes of Death Which Law Enforcement Must Provide Notice to the Cornor Kevin Tanner
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation includes death by apparent drug overdose as a suspicious death that law enforcement must report to the coroner and may require investigation by the coroner.
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 0635 SupportCreation of At-Risk Adult Protection Investigative/Coordinating Teams in each Judicial Circuit Sharon Cooper
7/1/2018 Effective Date Human Relations and Aging Health and Human Services -
2018/01/12 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit District Attorneys
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
This legislation amends the Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act, to require the creation and implementation of at-risk adult protection investigative/coordinating teams in each judicial circuit.  These teams will be formed at the direction of the district attorney and will include local law enforcement, aging services and any other agency as deemed appropriate by the district attorney.
HB 0764 NeutralLawful Possession of Certain Quantities of Low THC Oil David Clark
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Judiciary - Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
Agriculture Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts
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 0803 NeutralCreates and Expands Criminal Sanctions for Trafficking or Abusing an Elder Person Wendell Willard
7/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
2018/02/09 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Immigration
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates an offense of trafficking a disabled adult and sets forth criminal penalities as well as expands criminal penalities for elder abuse.
HB 0996 NeutralCreation of Strategic Integrated Data System by the Georgia Technology Authority Katie Dempsey
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Governmental Affairs Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
This bill requires all state agencies to report their data to an intergrated data system.
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 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 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 0053 NeutralRequire Adult Diapering Stations in Public Meeting Facilities Valencia Seay
1/25/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
Code Enforcement Fire Services General County Government Health and Human Services Mandate
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation requires auditoriums, convention center, cultural complexes, exhibition halls, permanent amusement parks, sports arenas and theaters to install adult changing stations (i.e., a wall mounted, ergonomic, powered table for the diapering of adults) in enclosed restrooms for handicapped, special needs or families.
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 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 0121 InactiveState Health Officer May Issue Standing Order For Access to Opioid Antagonists Butch Miller
4/18/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance General County Government Law Enforcement
Open Records/Meetings Act Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr. Act, which will allow certain people or entities to obtain and administer opioid antagonists to those believed to have over dosed on opioids.
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 0168 SupportData Sharing in Child Abuse Cases Between Law Enforcement Agencies, State Agencies and Child Abuse Registry Butch Miller
7/1/2017 Effective Date Juvenile Justice Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation amends the laws relating to access to child abuse records, allow certain data to be shared between state agencies and law enforcement.
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.  
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 0346 EvaluatingRegulation of Medical Marijuana and Repeal of Existing THC Oil Patient Registry Curt Thompson
1/24/2018 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Land Use/Zoning Open Records/Meetings Act
Personnel/Employment Property Tax Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
 This legislation provides for the regulation of medical marijuana for certain illnesses and purposes and repeals the existing THC oil registry.
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.
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