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Track Health Legislation

The 2023 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2023. 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 sign up for action alerts.

GHF released its 2023 policy priorities at our thirteenth annual Health Care Unscrambled event. These annual priorities outline the issues that GHF believes are most pressing for Georgia consumers and are best addressed by the state legislature.

Georgians for a Healthy Future Legislative Priorities

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Community Health, Department of; mitigate potential loss of Medicaid coverage caused by discontinuation of Families First Coronavirus Response Act; provide HB 37 House Second Readers
Community Health, Department of; utilize appropriations for purposes of obtaining federal financial participation for medical assistance payments; provisions HB 38 House Second Readers
Georgia Work and Family Credit Act HB 79 House First Readers

Legislation we’re watching

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Georgia Pro-Birth Accountability Act HB 1 House Second Readers
Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, Department of; create and maintain electronic inpatient psychiatric bed registry; require HB 4 Prefiled
Public assistance; use certain benefits for purchasing diapers or menstrual products; provide for waiver request HB 6 Prefiled
Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, Department of; establish school-linked behavioral health grant program; provide HB 7 Prefiled
Education; attendance policies consider mental and behavioral health; provide HB 8 Prefiled
Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Department of; create and maintain Georgia Crisis and Access Line; statutorily require HB 9 Prefiled
Labor and industrial relations; use of sick leave for care of immediate family members; extend sunset provision HB 16 House Second Readers
Georgia Remember My Life Act; enact HB 24 House Second Readers
Right to Breathe Act HB 26 House Second Readers
Mental health; emergency involuntary treatment for mental health and alcohol and drug dependency; revise procedures HB 41 House First Readers
Crimes and offenses; aggravated assault and battery of healthcare workers; expand enhanced punishment HB 46 House First Readers
Georgia Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act; enact HB 62 House Hopper
Insurance; insurers providing policies for groups of 20 or more to furnish claims experience at the request of a group policyholder; require HB 63 House Second Readers
Public Health, Department of; establish grant program for physicians and nurse practitioners; provisions HB 66 House Hopper
Insurance; affordable healthcare coverage for individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease; provide HB 67 House Hopper
Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act; require provider to notify a covered person if services require $100.00 or more in out-of-pocket costs HB 70 House Second Readers
Social services; Medicaid coverage for prevention and treatment of lymphedema; provide HB 74 House Hopper
Reproductive Freedom Act; enact HB 75 House Hopper
State Government; automatic repealer on the prohibition on state and local governments from requiring proof of COVID vaccination for government services; remove SB 1 Senate Read & Referred
Torts; certain immunities from liability claims regarding COVID-19; provisions; revise SB 2 Senate Read and Referred
Kathleen Cominski Act SB 9 Senate Read and Referred
Reproductive Freedom Act; enact SB 15 Senate Hopper