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Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act; a medical or traumatic condition includes a mental health condition or substance use disorder; emergency medical services include post-stabilization services; clarify Versions

Clarifies under the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act that a medical or traumatic condition, sickness, or injury includes a mental health condition or substance use disorder and that emergency medical services can include post-stabilization services


Medicaid; postpartum coverage under Medicaid from six months to one year following birth; increase

Extends postpartum coverage for mothers under Medicaid from six months to one year after giving birth.


Healthcare Services; guidelines for the prior authorization of a prescribed medication for chronic conditions requiring ongoing medication therapy; provide

Provides guidelines for how to pre-authorize a prescription medication for people with chronic conditions that require ongoing medication for treatment.


Childhood Lead Exposure Control Act; revise

Updates provisions regarding child lead poisoning and exposure to that of the national guidelines


Georgia Rare Disease Advisory Council; provide establishment

Creates an advisory council to educate medical professionals, government agencies, legislators, and the public about rare diseases and encourages research and treatment of rare diseases.


“Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act”; enact

Enact the “Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act” to repeal conflicting laws


Community Health, Department of; statistical reports data relating to state health plans be posted on department website; require

Requires DCH to post reports with state health plan data to their website


State Government; state and local governments from mandating vaccine passports; prohibit

Prohibits state and local governments from mandating vaccine passports.


Georgia Caregivers Act; create

Requires hospitals to provide patients with the opportunity to identify lay caregivers, and that lay caregivers are not required to provide aftercare


Department of Community Health; conduct a comprehensive review of provider reimbursement rates for home and community based services covered by the waiver programs; require

DCH must conduct a comprehensive review of provider reimbursement rates for home and community based services by the waiver programs


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