Georgia Senate
Senate Health & Human Services (H&HS) Committee
Legislation Assigned to the Committee
HB 96 Professional counselors; master's level psychologists; licensing
Williams, Robin L (114th) Harbin, Ben (113th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 01/12/98 S - Read 3rd Time (FS )
HB 127 Health; articles of bedding; repeal chapter (6)
Shaw, Jay (176th) Franklin, Jr., Robert L (39th)
HC: Ag SC: H&HS 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
HB 238 Physician's assistants; license in lieu of certificate (5)
Henson, Michele (65th) Jones, Vernon A (71st) Martin, Jim (47th)
Walker, Len (87th) Hudson, Sistie G (120th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
HB 272 Marriage and family therapists; licensure; amend provisions (3)
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/04/97 Signed by Governor
HB 273 Medical assistance; cert unused drugs; long-term care facilities (2)
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
HB 274 Psychologists; certain actions; immunity from liability (3)
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: Judy SC: H&HS 04/23/98 Vetoed by Governor
HB 277 Emergency medical services; communications; enforcement (2)
Trense, Sharon (44th) Campbell, Jr, Thomas R (42nd) Burkhalter, Joseph Mark (41st)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Felton, Dorothy (43rd)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/04/97 Signed by Governor
HB 371 Medical assistance; drug rebates; providers refund (1)
Parrish, Larry (Butch) J (144th) Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
Coleman, Terry L (142nd) Twiggs, Ralph (8th) Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
HB 445 Nonprofit corporations; hospital authorities; amend provisions (9)
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Shaw, Jay (176th) Parsons, Don L (40th)
Hudson, Sistie G (120th) Perry, Tim (11th) Smith, Paul E (12th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/29/97 Signed by Governor

HB 465 Medical assistance; inpatient care for mental diseases (2)
Williams, Robin L (114th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/24/97 Vetoed by Governor
HB 600 Hospitals; certain transfers of assets; provisions (12)
Skipper, Jimmy (137th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Parrish, Larry (Butch) J (144th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
HB 830 Priv home care providers; cert volunteer serv; exempt from prov (2)
Connell, Jack (115th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
HB 841 Registered professional nurses; display of title; amend provisions (1)
Henson, Michele (65th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) McClinton, JoAnn (68th)
Trense, Sharon (44th) Cooper, Sharon M (31st) Bohannon, Pamela W (139th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
HB 1086 Osteoporosis; Bone Mass Measure- ment Coverage Act; enact (4)
Henson, Michele (65th) Orrock, Nan (56th) Trense, Sharon (44th)
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) McClinton, JoAnn (68th) Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1101 Georgia Health Care Authorities Law; enact
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Martin, Jim (47th) Hudson, Sistie G (120th)
Culbreth, Ronnie (132nd) Shaw, Jay (176th) Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/05/98 S - Lost (CSFA )
HB 1131 Mental health; certain services; repeal automatic repealer
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Martin, Jim (47th) Snow, Mike (2nd)
Orrock, Nan (56th) Jones, Vernon A (71st) Henson, Michele (65th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1156 Hospitals; denial of staff privi- leges; exclude medical doctors
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1158 Dentists; conscious sedation; admin by cert phys and nurse anesthetists
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1179 State plan of medical assistance; modification or waivers
Williams, Robin L (114th) Barnes, Roy E (33rd)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/06/98 S - Read 1st Time (CS )
HB 1222 Hosp authorities; cert certified audits; remove requirement
Martin, Jim (47th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Irvin, Robert A (45th)
Teper, Doug (61st) Davis, Grace W (48th) McKinney, J. E (51st)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/27/98 Signed by Governor

HB 1387 Medical assistance providers; requests for relief; amend prov
Randall, William (Billy) C (127th)
HC: SJudy SC: H&HS 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1408 HMOs; allow marketing to Medicaid recipients
Jones, Vernon A (71st) Harbin, Ben (113th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 02/26/98 S - Read 1st Time (CAFA )
HB 1412 Fulton County; board and department of health; rename
McKinney, J. E (51st)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1435 Chiropractors; continuing education; scope of practice
Henson, Michele (65th) Mueller, Anne O'Quin (152nd) Jones, Vernon A (71st)
Hudson, Sistie G (120th) Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1440 Medical fraud; abuse; seizure of property
Sauder, Randy (29th) Channell, R. M. (Mickey) (111th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Irvin, Robert A (45th) Jones, Vernon A (71st) Williams, Robin L (114th)
HC: Judy SC: H&HS 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1491 Dental hygienists; Board of Dentistry membership; requirements
Cummings, Bill (27th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1641 Torts; chiropractors; certain voluntary services
Barnes, Roy E (33rd)
HC: Judy SC: H&HS 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1798 Essential Rural Health Care Provider Access Act; enact
Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Hudson, Sistie G (120th) Powell, Alan T (23rd)
McCall, Tom (90th) Hudson, Newt (156th) Channell, R. M. (Mickey) (111th)
HC: Rules SC: H&HS 03/06/98 S - Read 1st Time (FSFA )
HR 298 Brook Run; commend
Williams, Betty Jo (63rd) Ladd, Bart (59th) DeLoach, Buddy (172nd)
HC: SC: H&HS 02/18/97 S - Read 1st Time
HR 457 Teen pregnancy prevention; direct DHR in use of funds (2)
Smith, Tommy (169th) Byrd, Roger C (170th) Coleman, Terry L (142nd)
Mosley, George H (171st) Lewis, Walter Jeffrey (14th) Crews, Ronald A (78th)
HC: App SC: H&HS 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
SB 22 Mobile Health Services - certificate of need exemption
Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/14/97 S - Read 1st time

SB 24 Hard-to-Place Children - amt. of finan. assist. to family adopting
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Land, Clay (16th) Starr, Terrell (44th)
Perdue, Sonny (18th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/14/96 S - Read 1st time
SB 44 Medicaid Providers - DHR may bar cert. ones
Crotts, Mike D (17th) Madden, Eddie M (47th) Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 02/10/97 H - Read 2nd Time (FA )
SB 65 Acupuncturists - registration
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/15/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 68 Georgia Youthbuild Program Act - provide
Henson, Steve (55th) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: C&Y 03/28/97 H - Committed ( ) (Sub )
SB 91 Employees' Health Ins. - cert. county officers' participation (4)
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Henson, Steve (55th)
Starr, Terrell (44th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
SB 99 Mental Health - cert. emergency exams by counselors, therapists
Henson, Steve (55th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/12/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 104 Public Assistance Pmts. - electronic transfer (20)
Taylor, Mark (12th) Brown, Robert (26th) Perdue, Sonny (18th)
SC: H&HS HC: C&Y 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
SB 107 Practice of Medicine - physi- cians from outside state, country (3)
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Middleton, Guy (50th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
SB 124 Certificate of Need - exempt cert. facilities using spiritual healing
Henson, Steve (55th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/27/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 138 Hospitals - no staff privilege denial on basis of cert. licenses
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Henson, Steve (55th) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/28/97 H - Committed (CS )
SB 139 Med.Assist.Dept.- prohibit cert. restric. on prescribing drugs
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Price, Thomas E (56) Thomas, Don R (54)
Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: H&HS HC: App / / Amend/Sub Disagreed To

SB 165 On-Site Sewage Mgmt. Sys. - DHR adopt state-wide regulations (6)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
SB 209 Health Insurers, HMOs - no denial of pmt. after pre-authorization (3)
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
SB 219 Hospitals - staff psychologist appointment, powers, privileges (6)
Starr, Terrell (44th) Taylor, Mark (12th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
SB 220 Hospital Authorities - sale, lease of health care facilities
Thompson, Steve (33rd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Brown, Robert (26th)
Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/28/97 H - Committed (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 222 Child Welfare Agency - child care in malls, office complexes
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/12/98 S - Read 3rd Time (Sub)
SB 238 Medical Assistance Act - enroll, reimburse cert.radiology services
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Henson, Steve (55th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/07/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 245 Health Insurance - chng. provi- sions regarding mental disorders
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 02/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )
SB 254 Patient Access to Primary Eye Care Act - provide (3)
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 05/01/97 Signed by Governor
SB 260 Market Based Medicaid Reform Act - provide
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/13/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 267 Public Assistance - establish social assistance register
Clay, Charles C (37th) Johnson, Eric B (1st) Ray, II, William M (48th)
SC: H&HS HC: HumR 03/28/97 H - Committed (CS )
SB 304 Medical Assist.Act - unlawful acts, penalties, liens, hearings, appeals (6)
Middleton, Guy (50th) Henson, Steve (55th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 04/14/97 Signed by Governor

SB 307 Physicians - prevent discipline based on cert. practices
Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/21/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 317 Human Resources Dept.- planning & service area boundaries
Ralston, David (51st) Thomas, Don R (54) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/25/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 341 Medical Treatment - individual's right of treatment desired (2)
Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
SB 390 Med. Assist. Dept. - prohibit plan requiring mktg. enrollment coord.
Griffin, Jr., Floyd L (25th) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/13/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 408 Optometrists - definitions, practice
Ragan, Harold (11th) Hooks, George (14th) Harbison, Ed (15th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/13/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 410 Children's Health Insurance Act - create
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Middleton, Guy (50th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: App 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
SB 424 Emergency Medical Serv. - applicability of chapter
Ragan, Harold (11th) Griffin, Jr., Floyd L (25th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/14/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 431 Breast Cancer Patient Care Act - provide
Marable, Richard O (52nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 03/13/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA )
SB 438 Public Swimming Pools - standards for operation, maintenance
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/05/98 S - Notice to Reconsider (Sub)
SB 452 Health Ins. Policy - cover cert. diabetes self-mgmt. train.,equip.
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/16/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 526 Health Ins. - when insurer pays directly to provider
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 04/20/98 Signed by Governor

SB 527 Market Based Medicaid Reform Act - provide
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 528 Women's Right to Health Care Act - provide
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 531 Temporary Assist. for Needy Families Act - eligibility
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: C&Y 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
SB 533 Jt. Bd. of Family Practice - redesignation
Perdue, Sonny (18th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 543 Paramedics, Cardiac Technicians - certification, recertification
Hill, Jack (4th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/12/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 560 Clinical Lab.Examination of Human Specimens - quality assurance prog.
Hooks, George (14th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Scott, David (36th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 566 Automated External Defibrillators - public access
Hill, Jack (4th) Thomas, Don R (54) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
SB 575 Medical Assistance Act - reimburse- ment for hospital inpatient serv.
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: H&HS HC: App 03/16/98 H - Favorably Reported ( ) (Sub )
SB 594 Essential Rural Health Care Pro- vider Access Act - provide
Middleton, Guy (50th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
SB 599 Health Records - governmental entities furnish to employees
Langford, Steve E (29th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 03/02/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 658 Health Insurance - prompt pmt. of claims by insurers
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/20/98 S - Read 1st time

SB 662 Physician's Assistants - defini- tions, legislative purpose
Clay, Charles C (37th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/23/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 666 County Bds.of Hlth.-school supt.may designate one to serve in his place
Price, Richard J (28)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
SB 670 Advisory Committee on Pain & Symptom Management - create
Starr, Terrell (44th) Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: H&HS HC: SPCA / / Amend/Sub Agreed To
SR 49 AFDC Recipients - proj. for self- sufficiency accts. at banks
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/12/98 S - Read 3rd Time (Sub)
SR 111 Welfare Reform - supporting con- cerns of Conf. of Black Mayors
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/12/98 S - Read 3rd Time (Am)
SR 194 Food & Drug Administration - urge reform for quick, safe marketing (2)
Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/28/97 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 202 Opthalmologists - recognize as best to treat diabetic eye disease (2)
James, Donzella (35th) Price, Thomas E (56) Thomas, Don R (54)
Fort, Vincent D (39)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/27/97 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 388 Children - Senate commit.relating to becoming productive adults
Price, Richard J (28)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/25/97 S - Read 1st time
SR 703 Tobacco Advertising Appealing to Minors - denounce
James, Donzella (35th) Boshears, Edward E (6th) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/06/98 S - Passed/Adopted (FA)

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98

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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98