Track Health Legislation

The 2020 Legislative Session began on January 13, 2020. 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.

Georgians for a Healthy Future Legislative Priorities

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‘Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act’; certain consumer protections against surprise billing; provide SB 359 House Second Readers
Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act; enact HB 888 Senate Read and Referred

Legislation we’re watching

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Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; create SR 263 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
“Behavorial Rehabilitation and Stability Services Act”; certain Medicaid reimbursement; enact SB 483 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Sick Leave for Care of Immediate Family Members; sunset provision relating to such sick leave requirements; repeal SB 408 Senate Read Second Time
“Early Prescription Refills During Emergencies Act”; health insurers to provide coverage for early refills of a 30 day supply; require; enact SB 391 Senate Read Second Time
Insurance; out-of-pocket cost of consumers requiring insulin; reduce SB 376 Senate Read and Referred
Cigarettes and Tobacco Related Products; additional penalties regarding any person under 21 years of age; provide; definition of vapor product; revise SB 375 Senate Read and Referred
Public Health; provisions; modernize, clarify, and update; certain councils and committees; eliminate SB 372 House First Readers
Online Provider Directories; certain coverage requirements concerning providers that become out-of-network during a plan year; provide SB 352 House Second Readers
Public Property; restrooms in state properties provide feminine hygiene products; require SB 350 Senate Read Second Time
Local Boards of Education; feminine hygiene products in certain restrooms used by students; provide SB 349 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
“Consumer Right to Access Act”; insurer requirements concerning provider network classification; enact SB 348 Senate Read and Referred
Standards, Labeling, and Adulteration of Food; nonprofit organizations to prepare in accordance with Department of Public Health requirements; provide SB 345 House Committee Favorably Reported
Office of Health Strategy and Coordination; state all-payer claims database; establishment of an advisory committee; provide SB 342 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Public Assistance; healthcare coverage to individuals not eligible; Medicaid public option network; provide SB 339 Senate Read and Referred
Public Assistance; healthcare coverage to individuals not eligible; PeachCare Public Option Program; provide SB 330 Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration
Labor and Industrial Relations; employers to provide reasonable break time to employee to express breast milk for nursing child; require SB 327 Senate Read Second Time
Physician Assistants; relating to the number a physician can authorize and supervise at any one time; provisions; revise SB 321 Senate Read and Referred
Pharmacy Benefits Managers; regulation and licensure; extensive revisions; provide SB 313 Senate Read Second Time
“The Living Hope Home Act”; related to supportive housing for pregnant women age 18 or older; enact SB 307 House First Readers
“Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact”; enter into compact; licensing provisions; revise SB 306 Senate Read Second Time
‘Georgia Right to Shop Act’; greater transparency of prices for nonemergency healthcare services; provide SB 303 House Second Readers
Crimes and Offenses and Education; protections for and education to minors regarding smoking and vaping; provide SB 298 Senate Read Second Time
‘Balance Billing Consumer Protection Act’; certain consumer protections against balance billing; provide; enact SB 293 Senate Read and Referred
Joint Study Committee on Chronic Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes; create HR 1302 House Second Readers
House Study Committee on Evaluating, Simplifying, and Eliminating Duplication of Regulatory Requirements for Mental Health and Social Services Providers; create HR 1282 House Second Readers
Joint Study Committee on Childhood Lead Exposure; create HR 1280 House Second Readers
House Study Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans; create HR 1248 House Second Readers
Individual Short-Term Health Insurance Consumer Protection Act; enact HB 1153 House Hopper
Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act; enact HB 1151 House Hopper
Medical assistance; Medicaid coverage for lactation care and services and postpartum care; provide HB 1114 House Passed/Adopted
Income tax; expand tax credit for rural physicians to dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants HB 1113 House First Readers
Patient Protection Through Health Information Exchange Act; enact HB 1105 House First Readers
Social services; license approval; notify local law enforcement agencies; provisions HB 1103 House First Readers
Public officers and employees; paid parental leave for state employees; provide HB 1094 House First Readers
Labor and industrial relations; provisions regarding employer’s obligation to provide break time for an employee to express breast milk; revise HB 1090 House Second Readers
Social services; Section 1115 waiver request to the federal government with a state plan amendment to authorize Medicaid expansion; replace provisions HB 1079 House Second Readers
Georgia Smoke-free Air Act; enact HB 1064 House Second Readers
Medical assistance; termination of enrollment in Medicaid of a dual enrollee unless a manual review is conducted verifying that the recipient is no longer eligible; prohibit HB 1063 House Second Readers
Vulnerable Child Protection Act; enact HB 1060 House Second Readers
Health; certificate of need laws; provisions HB 1032 House Second Readers
Health; freestanding emergency departments under the certificate of need program; provide HB 1024 House Second Readers
Property; dispossessory proceedings; revise procedures for the initiation of dispossessory actions HB 1022 House Second Readers
Healthcare Transparency and Accountability Act; enact HB 991 House Second Readers
Social services; convene advisory working group to review tools and protocols for the screening of children for trauma within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program; provisions HB 989 House Second Readers
Health; additional measures for the protection of elderly persons; provide HB 987 Senate Read and Referred
Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act; retaliation against a person relating to a report that a disabled adult or elder person is in need of protective services or has been the victim of abuse; prohibit HB 978 House Second Readers
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Act; enact HB 963 House First Readers
Health; identification of high-cost prescription drugs for which the state expends significant health care funds; provide HB 961 House Second Readers
Pharmacies; prohibit corporations that own and operate multiple pharmacies from implementing policies and procedures that restrict the quantity of controlled substances dispensed or restrict the prescriber HB 952 House Committee Favorably Reported
Community Health, Department of; engage an actuary to conduct a study of the fiscal impact of carving out pharmacy benefits from the state’s current Medicaid care management organizations; require HB 947 House Passed/Adopted
Georgia Licensed Midwife Act; enact HB 910 House Second Readers
Crimes and offenses; sale or distribution of cigarettes, tobacco, tobacco related objects, vapor products, and marijuana flavored products; increase age HB 909 House Second Readers
Domestic relations; provisions relating to safe places for newborns; revise HB 881 House Second Readers
Excise tax; sale of vapor devices and consumable vapor products; provide HB 864 House Second Readers
Quality Basic Education Act; recess for students in kindergarten and grades one through five; provide HB 843 House Second Readers
Gracie’s Law; enact HB 842 Senate Read and Referred
Health; limit the number of patients that may be assigned to a registered professional nurse in specified situations in hospitals; provide HB 801 House Second Readers
Medical assistance; health care services by providers in bordering states to Georgia Medicaid recipients under certain conditions; provide HB 800 House Second Readers
Pharmacists; dispense up to a 90 day supply of a maintenance medication under certain conditions; authorize HB 791 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Insurance; creation of a surprise bill rating system based upon the number of certain physician specialty groups contracted with a hospital within a health insurer’s network; provide HB 789 Senate Read and Referred
Mental health; authorization of peace officers to take a person to a physician or emergency receiving facility for emergency examination under certain circumstances; provide HB 760 House Second Readers
Excise tax; certain tobacco products; increase HB 731 House Second Readers
Social services; two or more dental service organization administrators for dental services for Medicaid recipients and PeachCare for Kids participants; provide HB 725 House Second Readers
Crimes and offenses; modernization of HIV related laws; provide HB 719 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Georgia Licensed Midwife Act; enact HB 717 House Second Readers
Expanding Medicaid to Improve Health Outcomes for New Mothers Act; enact HB 693 House Second Readers
Mental health; procedures regarding emergency involuntary treatment; revise HB 544 House Second Readers
Highways, bridges, and ferries; funding sources and a consolidated state entity for the planning and implementation of mobility and transit services; provisions HB 511 Senate Read Second Time