Georgia - 2017 Legislation

HB 71

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HB 71 Provides for health insurance consumer protections.

Status

House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute February 17, 2017. House tabled/postponed until March 3, 2017. House withdrawn recommitted 3/30

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports legislative measures that will help our seniors stay healthy and protect them from harm.

HB 154

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Health and Human Services

Status

House Passed/Adopted By Substitute February 10, 2017 and Referred to Senate February 14, 2017. Senate passed/adopted by Substitute 3/30, House agreed to Senate substitute 3/30, House sent to Governor 4/5.

AmSA Position

AmSA supports legislative measures that will help our senior citizens stay healthy especially our most vulnerable seniors in nursing homes.

HB 154

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Health and Human Services

Status

House Passed/Adopted By Substitute February 10, 2017 and Referred to Senate February 14, 2017.

AmSA Position

AmSA supports legislative measures that will help our senior citizens stay healthy especially our most vulnerable seniors in nursing homes.

HB 400

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The Opioid Abuse Prevention Act provides limitations on prescriptions for opioids . Requires patient information and provider reporting.

Status

Referred to Judiciary Non Civil. House 2nd reading February 21, 2017.

AmSA Position

Under review by AmSA legislative study committee.

We are collaborating with state and local government in several southeastern states to combat prescription drug abuse.

SB 8

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Health insurance consumer protections

Status

Health and Human Services, Favorably Reported By Substitute on February 17, 2017. Senate passed 52-0 & adopted by substitute on February 24, 2017. Referred to House Insurance Committee on February 27, 2017.

AmSA Position

AmSA supports legislative measures that will help seniors stay healthy and protect them from harm.

SR 12

Status

Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute February 10, 2017. Referred to House HHS Committee February 14, 2017. Received 2nd Reading February 14, 2017.

AmSA Position

AmSA supports legislative measures that will help seniors stay healthy and protect them from harm.

SR 14

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Rural Health Day at Georgia State Capitol March 1 to encourage state and federal officials to focus on rural communities for better access to health care, workforce development and access to capital for aging health care facilities.

Status

Insurance Committee, Senate Read and adopted January 12, 2017.

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports rural health measures providing better care for seniors.

HR 133

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A resolution recognizing and honoring physicians who have completed the scholarship program through the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce; and for other purposes.

Status

House read and adopted January 26, 2017.

AmSA Position

We support medical education programs increasing physician care in rural and undeserved areas across the state.

HR 271

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A resolution honoring and congratulating HHS Secretary, Tom Price.

Status

House Read and Adopted February 14, 2017.

AmSA Position

We support the development of medical education programs increasing the number of physicians and health care practitioners practicing in rural areas.

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