Archives: Bills

Local Boards of Education; feminine hygiene products in certain restrooms used by students; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to require local boards of education to provide feminine hygiene products in certain restrooms used by students; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Standards, Labeling, and Adulteration of Food; nonprofit organizations to prepare in accordance with Department of Public Health requirements; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to standards, labeling, and adulteration of food, so as to provide for nonprofit organizations to prepare and provide food in accordance with Department of Public Health requirements; to revise the definitions of “food sales establishment” and “food service establishment”; to revise provisions relating to permits for nonprofit food sales and food service; to revise requirements for food items prepared by nonprofit organizations; to eliminate the right to appeal to the commissioner of public health for orders or actions of a county board of health or district health director; to correct a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

House Study Committee on Evaluating, Simplifying, and Eliminating Duplication of Regulatory Requirements for Mental Health and Social Services Providers; create

A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Evaluating, Simplifying, and Eliminating Duplication of Regulatory Requirements for Mental Health and Social Services Providers; and for other purposes.

Income tax; expand tax credit for rural physicians to dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to imposition, rate, computation, and exemptions from state income taxes, so as to expand the tax credit for rural physicians to dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants; to revise definitions; to increase the amount of the tax credit and the number of years it can be claimed; to eliminate the restriction relating to returning to practice in a rural county; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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.

Health; freestanding emergency departments under the certificate of need program; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state health planning and development, so as to provide for freestanding emergency departments under the certificate of need program; to provide an exemption from certificate of need requirements for certain inpatient beds for behavioral health patients and for freestanding emergency departments in rural counties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Medical assistance; Medicaid coverage for lactation care and services and postpartum care; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to medical assistance generally, so as to provide for Medicaid coverage for lactation care and services and postpartum care; to provide for submission of a state plan amendment or waiver, if necessary; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Patient Protection Through Health Information Exchange Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 12 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health care data collection, so as to require hospitals to participate in a survey disclosing whether such hospitals maintain technology allowing the electronic sharing of certain patient information with other hospitals; to provide for definitions; to provide that the department shall collect the survey results and submit a report to the legislature; to provide for repeal; to provide for applicability; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Social services; license approval; notify local law enforcement agencies; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 and Chapter 5 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation of hospitals and related institutions and programs and protection for children and youth, respectively, so as to require the licensing and permitting authorities of personal care homes and child-caring institutions and the approving agencies of foster care homes to notify the applicable local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, licensing departments, and planning and zoning departments of any such license, permittance, or approval; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Public officers and employees; paid parental leave for state employees; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 20 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding personnel administration, so as to provide for paid parental leave for state employees; to provide for a definition; to provide for eligibility; to provide for terms and conditions; to provide for certain prohibitions; to provide for rules; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.