Health; certificate of need laws; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 31-7-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to requirements for permits to operate certain health care related institutions, so as to provide that certain facilities that perform medical procedures only in non-sterile procedure rooms that are exempt from certificate of need requirements or are not required to obtain a certificate of need are not subject to certain requirements relating to their physical plant under certificate of need laws; to provide that such facilities cannot be denied a permit based on not meeting a certificate of need requirement; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.