Health; certificate of need requirements; revise various provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to revise various provisions relating to certificate of need requirements; to amend Code Section 50-18-70 of the O.C.G.A., relating to legislative intent and definitions relative to open records laws, so as to provide that certain organizations or entities that lease or operate facilities of hospital authorities are considered agencies for purposes of open records; to provide for the delayed repeal of certificate of need requirements; to transfer charity and indigent care requirements from certificate of need requirements to licensure requirements; to provide for regulations and penalties; to amend other provisions in various titles of the O.C.G.A., to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.