Georgia - 2021 Legislation

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2020-2021 Regular Session
Convenes: January 11, 2021
Adjourns: April 2, 2021


HB 164

SYNOPSIS: Prescription Drug Consumer Financial Protection Act; amends Chapter 24 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance generally, so as to require all health insurers to pass along no less than 80 percent of all prescription drug rebates to enrollees that such insurer receives from third parties with regard to such enrollee's prescription drugs; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

STATUS: 1/28, First readers 1/29, House second readers 2/1, House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute 3/5

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB 290

SYNOPSIS: Hospitals and nursing homes; policy during a declared public health emergency that limits patients' abilities to be visited by designated family members and friends; provisions

STATUS: House hopper 2/3, House 1st readers 2/4, House 2nd readers 2/8, House committee favorably reported 3/3, House 3rd reading/passed 3/8, Senate read and referred 3/9

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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HB 11

SYNOPSIS: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation and construction of hospitals and other health care facilities, so as to limit the number of patients that may be assigned to a registered professional nurse in specified situations in hospitals; to provide for definitions; to provide that nothing shall preclude a hospital from assigning fewer patients to a registered professional nurse than the established limits; to require the adoption of written policies and procedures for the training and orientation of nursing staff by hospitals; to provide for sanctions; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

STATUS: House prefiled 11/16, House hopper 1/29 House first readers 2/1, House second readers 2/2

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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HB 649

SYNOPSIS: Health; visitation by essential visitors to patients in hospitals and residents in long-term care facilities; provide

STATUS: House hopper 2/25, House 1st readers 2/26, House 2nd readers 3/1

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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HB 236

SYNOPSIS: Create House Study Committee on the Safe Staffing of Nurses in Georgia

STATUS: House hopper 2/25, 1st readers 2/26, House 2nd readers 3/1

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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SB 46

SYNOPSIS: Health; certain medical personnel to administer vaccines during public health emergencies under certain conditions

STATUS: Senate hopper 1/28, Senate read and referred 1/28, Senate Committee favorably reported by substitute 2/10, Senate read 2nd time 2/11, Senate read 3rd time and passed 47-3 2/18, House 1st readers 2/22, House 2nd readers 2/23, House Committee fav reported by sub 3/10, House withdrawn, recommitted 3/16, House Committee favorably reported by sub 3/17, House withdrawn recommitted 3/25

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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