The 2018 Legislative Session began on January 8, 2018. Below please find a listing of bills that Georgians for a Healthy Future is tracking during this session. New bills will be added as they are introduced. For email updates on how to stay involved click here.

Georgians for a Healthy Future Legislative Priorities

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“Medicaid Expansion”; Medical assistance; authorization of appropriations for the purposes of obtaining federal financial participation for medical assistance payments to providers; provide HB 669 House Second Readers

Legislation we’re watching

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State employment; drug testing; allow testing for all forms of opioids HB 701 Passed by House
Prescription Drug Benefits Freedom of Information and Consumer Protection Act Hb 873 House Hopper
Nurses; administrative purposes only; Georgia Board of Nursing to Department of Community Health; transfer SB 334 Senate read and referred
Medical assistance; Medicaid recipients receive unrestricted access to hemophilia medications; provide HB 747 House Second Readers
Medical Assistance; commissioner of human services waives the first $25,000 of any estate; provide SB 370 Passed Committee
Medicaid Claims; false or fraudulent; recover the maximum penalty authorized by federal law; increase the civil penalties SB 321 Senate Second Readers
Insurance; require insurers to develop selection standards for provider participation; provisions HB 872 House Hopper
Insurance; prohibitions on discrimination against victims of family violence to include victims of sexual assault; expand HB 786 House First Readers
Insurance; modernization and updates; provisions HB 734 House Second Readers
Insurance; consumer protections regarding health insurance; provisions HB 678 House Second Readers
Health; service cancelable loan program for certain health professionals in areas lacking in mental health services; expand HB 733 House Second Readers
Health; recommendations from the House Rural Development Council; provisions HB 769 House Second Readers
Health; pilot program to provide preexposure assistance to persons at risk of HIV infection; establish HB 755 House Second Readers
Health; general provisions; patient brokering; prohibit; Commission on Substance Abuse and Recovery; establish; fraudulent insurance act; provide SB 352 Senate Read and referred
Health; certain notice in a mammogram report to patients with dense breast tissue; require HB 715 House Second Readers
Health Coordination and Innovation Council of the State of Georgia; create SB 357 Senate First Readers
Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired and Deaf Persons HB 844 House First Readers
Delegation of Authority to Physician Assistants; higher supervisory ratio; completed a board approve anesthesiologist assistant program; authorize SB 364 Passed Committee
Crimes and offenses; provisions relating to permissible users with access to drug monitoring program data base; revise HB 782 House First Readers
Autism; age limit for coverage for autism spectrum disorders for an individual covered under a policy or contract; change SB 118 Passed Senate
“Surprise Billing and Consumer Protection Act”; health insurance; provide consumer protections; definitions SB 8 House Withdrawn, Recommitted
“Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act” SB 325 Senate First Readers