Archives: Bills

Individual Short-Term Health Insurance Consumer Protection Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 24 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance generally, so as to provide for certain consumer protections related to individual short-term health insurance plans; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for a 181 day coverage limit; to provide for the inclusion of most essential health benefits; to prohibit medical underwriting; to provide that preventive services shall be included at no additional cost to the insured; to provide that certain consumer disclosures are required; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to insurance, so as to increase consumer access to health care by improving network adequacy; to provide for effective dates; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Labor and Industrial Relations; employers to provide reasonable break time to employee to express breast milk for nursing child; require

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding labor and industrial relations, so as to require employers to provide reasonable break time to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her nursing child; to revise and to provide for definitions; to provide for requirements; to provide for a cause of action against employers for violations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

House Study Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans; create

A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans; and for other purposes.

Expanding Medicaid to Improve Health Outcomes for New Mothers Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to social services, so as to require the Department of Community Health to allow mothers giving birth to newborns to retain Medicaid eligibility for one year following such birth; to provide for amendments to the state plan if necessary; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; create

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; and for other purposes.

“Behavorial Rehabilitation and Stability Services Act”; certain Medicaid reimbursement; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide for certain Medicaid reimbursement for patients treated pursuant to a behavioral rehabilitation joint venture; to provide that proceeds from the rural tax credit program received by a behavioral rehabilitation joint venture is not counted against a hospital’s cap; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Office of Health Strategy and Coordination; state all-payer claims database; establishment of an advisory committee; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 53 of Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Office of Health Strategy and Coordination, so as to provide for a state all-payer claims database; to amend Code Section 33-6-4 of the O.C.G.A., relating to enumeration of unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices and penalty, so as to provide that the failure to submit claims data to the Georgia All-Payer Claims Database shall constitute a violation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Sick Leave for Care of Immediate Family Members; sunset provision relating to such sick leave requirements; repeal

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 34-1-10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to use of sick leave for care of immediate family members, so as to repeal the sunset provision relating to such sick leave requirements; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Public Property; restrooms in state properties provide feminine hygiene products; require

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 16 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding public property, so as to require that certain restrooms in state properties provide feminine hygiene products; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.