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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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Medical Assistance; program of premium assistance to enable eligible individuals to obtain health care coverage SB 17 Senate Read and Referred (1/26/23)
Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act SB 20 Senate Read and Referred (1/26/23)
Medical Assistance; authorization of appropriations for the purposes of obtaining federal financial participation for medical assistance payments to providers of Medicaid expansion SB 24 Senate Read and Referred
Offenses Against Public Haelth and Morals; vaping in restricted areas is a misdemeanor punishable by fine SB 47 Senate Hopper
Georgia Work and Family Credit Act HB 79 House Second Readers
Income Tax; limit eligibility for rural physician tax credit to physicians who qualify on or before December 31, 2023 HB 82 House Second Readers
Insurance; require health benefit policy coverage for bio marker testing if supported by medical and scientific evidence HB 85 House Second Readers
Cost and effects of smoking joint study committee HR 43 House Second Readers
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 EMS Reform Act SB 16 Senate Read and Referred (1/26/23)
Kathleen Cominski Act SB 9 Senate Read and Referred
Kathleen Cominski Act SB 9 Senate Read and Referred
Reproductive Freedom Act; enact SB 15 Senate Read and Referred
Unfair Trade Practices; health care insurer from requiring an opthalmonologist or optometrist to extend any discounts on services that are not covered eye care services SB 27 Senate Read and Referred
Human Trafficking Hotline Information; model notice requirements; increase the fine for failure to comply SB 42 Senate Read and Referred
Torts; certain immunities from liability claims regarding COVID-19; provisions; revise SB 2 Senate Read and Referred
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
Reproductive Freedom Act; enact SB 15 Senate Hopper
Control of Sexually Transmitted Disease; physicians and healthcare providers to test all pregnant women for HIV and syphilis at the first prenatal visit SB 46 Senate Hopper
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
Act to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 18 of Title 45 of the O.C.G.A HB 140 House Second Readers (2/01/23)
Community Health, Department of; include continuous glucose monitors as a pharmacy benefit for Medicaid recipients HB 143 House Second Readers (02/01/23)
Right to Breathe Act HB 26 House Second Readers
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
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 Second Readers
Reproductive Freedom Act; enact HB 75 House Second Readers
Paid Sick Leave Act HB 78 House Second Readers
Health; first responders of municipal fire departments may engage in emergency medical transportation of patients; provide HB 124 House Second Readers
Public assistance; expand temporary assistance for needy families eligibility criteria to pregnant women HB 129 House Second Readers
Education; require local school systems to conduct suicide screenings on all students age eight through eighteen HB 141 House Second Readers
Georgia Pro-Birth Accountability Act HB 1 House Second Readers
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
Georgia Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act; enact HB 62 House Hopper
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
Act to amend Chapter 33 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A HB 150 House First Readers (02/01/23)
Act to amend Part 1 of Article 6 of Chapter 3 of Title 37 of the O.C.G.A HB 172 House First Readers (02/01/23)
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