Georgia - 2018 Legislation

SR620

SYNOPSIS: A resolution recognizing January 31, 2018, as Physician's Day at the state capitol and commending the physicians of Georgia; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Senate read and adopted 1/24.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SR602

SYNOPSIS: A resolution commending first responders and recognizing February, 2018, as American Heart Month in Georgia; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Senate read and approved 1/22.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SR865

SYNOPSIS: A resolution supporting the creation of the State of Georgia Council on Respiratory Health Promotion; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Senate read and approved 1/22.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB345

SYNOPSIS: Relating to identity theft, so as to prohibit consumer credit reporting agencies from charging a fee for placing or removing a security freeze on a consumer's account; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Referred to Banking and Financial Institutions Committee 1/24. House Committee reported favorably 3/12.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB376

SYNOPSIS: Relating to identity theft, so as to prohibit consumer credit reporting agencies from charging a fee for placing or removing a security freeze on a consumer's account; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Referred to Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Reported out of committee favorably 2/21, Passed 51-0 on 2/26, Referred to House Banks & Banking. Read for 2nd time. House amended and passed 168-1 on 3/28, Senate approved and sent to Governor 3/28, Sent to Governor 4/5.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB406

SYNOPSIS: Enacts the "Georgia Long-term Care Background Check Program" to promote public safety and provide for comprehensive criminal background checks for owners, applicants for employment, and employees providing care or owning a personal care home, assisted living community, private home care provider, home health agency, hospice care, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or an adult day care.

STATUS: Referred to Public Safety Committee on 2/12, Reported out of committee with substitute, Passed Senate 52-1 on 2/26, Referred to House Human Relations & Aging. House 2nd Readers 3/1. House passed 163-4 on 3/15. Senate agreed to House substitute 3/29, Sent to Governor 4/5.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB643

SYNOPSIS: Relating to regulation and construction of hospitals and other health care facilities, so as to require the development of quality assurance standards for health care facilities; to provide a definition; to provide for the requirement for a care delivery model based on patient needs for health care facilities; to provide a duty to report quality of care and safety problems; to provide an identification requirement for persons dealing with patients in health care facilities; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

STATUS: Referred to Heath and Human Services committee 1/9.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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