Legislation Sponsored by Renee Unterman (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

SB 0115 SupportAllow Out of State Physicians to Engage in the Practice of Telemedicine in Georgia Renee Unterman
7/1/2019 Effective Date Health and Human Services Science and Technology -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
Senate Bill 115 amends the 'Medical Practice Act of the State of Georgia' by authorizing the Georgia Composite Medical Board to issue telemedicine licenses to physicians who are licensed in other states but not licensed in Georgia for the specific practice of telemedicine
SB 0118 SupportModernize Telemedicine Act -Require Insurers to Cover Telemedicine Services Renee Unterman
1/1/2020 Effective Date Insurance Science and Technology -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
Senate Bill 118 modernizes the 'Georgia Telemedicine Act' by renaming it to the 'Georgia Telehealth Act'. The bill requires that each insurer that issues a health benefit policy provides coverage for the cost of healthcare services provided through telehealth or telemedicine services. The bill requires that insurers not exclude a service for coverage solely because the service is provided through telemedicine services and is not provided through in-person consultation or contact between a provider and a patient for services appropriately provided through telemedicine services. A health care provider or telemedicine company is not required to accept more reimbursement than they are willing to charge and payment for telemedicine interactions will include reasonable compensation to the originating or distant site for the transmission cost incurred during the delivery of healthcare services. Senate Bill 118 also requires insurers to reimburse the provider for the diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of the insured delivered through telemedicine services on the same basis and at least at the rate that the insurer is responsible for coverage for the provision of the same service through inperson consultation or contact.
SB 0198 EvaluatingAlcohol - Sale of Alcohol Ice Cream without Local Alcohol Permit Renee Unterman
2/27/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/03/01 Report Alcohol/Tobacco General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes the manufacture, distribution, transportation or sale of ice cream or frozen desserts made with alcoholic beverages (less than 5 percent of alcohol by volume) without an city or county alcoholic beverage license or permit.   
SB 0245 NeutralCity of Buford; a certain map; adopt by reference Renee Unterman
5/6/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 2 Local Legislation
SB 0298 EvaluatingChanges the Age for Purchase of Tobacco Products and Vaping Products from 18 to 21 Renee Unterman
2/18/2020 Senate Read Second Time -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/01/17 Report 2020/02/07 Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation changes the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21 years of age.  The bill also sets forth criminal sanctions for establishments and persons selling these products to individuals under the age of 21.
SB 0468 NeutralDisabled Vets May Register Service Dogs with Animal Shelters Renee Unterman
3/13/2020 House Second Readers Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Agriculture and Consumer Affairs -
2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Animal Control General County Government Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes disabled veterans to register their service dog with the local animal shelter.  That registration will help reunite an owner with their service dog should the two be separated.   
SB 0506 NeutralCity of Buford; ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes; homestead exemption; provide Renee Unterman
6/29/2020 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
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