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

Filter By:
Sort By: Bill Title Bill Status Bill Status
Consumer Coverage and Protection for Out-of-Network Medical Care Act SB 359 House Second Readers
“Surprise Billing and Consumer Protection Act” SB 8 Passed House
“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

Filter By:
Sort By: Bill Title Bill Status Bill Status
State employment; drug testing; allow testing for all forms of opioids HB 701 Signed by Governor
Revenue and taxation; tax rate on modified risk tobacco products; lessen HB 877 House Third Reading Lost
Prescription Drug Benefits Freedom of Information and Consumer Protection Act HB 873 House Second Readers
Opioid Alternative Treatment Act HB 943 House Second Readers
Nurses; administrative purposes only; Georgia Board of Nursing to Department of Community Health; transfer SB 334 House Second Readers
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 Signed by Governor
Medicaid Claims; false or fraudulent; recover the maximum penalty authorized by federal law; increase the civil penalties SB 321 Signed by Governor
Insurance; require insurers to develop selection standards for provider participation; provisions HB 872 House Second Readers
Insurance; prohibitions on discrimination against victims of family violence to include victims of sexual assault; expand HB 786 House Second Readers
Insurance; modernization and updates; provisions HB 734 Senate Second Read
Insurance; coverage by health benefit plans for certain services and procedures covered by Medicaid or Medicare; require HB 875 House Second Readers
Insurance; consumer protections regarding health insurance; provisions HB 678 Senate Read and Referred
House Study Committee on Retrospective Emergency Room Policies HR 1194 Passed House
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 Signed by Governor
Health; pilot program to provide preexposure assistance to persons at risk of HIV infection; establish HB 755 Passed House Committee
Health; general provisions; patient brokering; prohibit; Commission on Substance Abuse and Recovery; establish; fraudulent insurance act; provide SB 352 House Second Readers
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 Vetoed by Governor
Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired and Deaf Persons HB 844 Signed by Governor
Education; health; provide for instruction HB 941 House Second Readers
Delegation of Authority to Physician Assistants; higher supervisory ratio; completed a board approve anesthesiologist assistant program; authorize SB 364 Signed by Governor
Crimes and offenses; provisions relating to permissible users with access to drug monitoring program data base; revise HB 782 Passed Senate
Autism; age limit for coverage for autism spectrum disorders for an individual covered under a policy or contract; change SB 118 Signed by Governor
“Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act” SB 325 Passed House