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Senate Health & Human Services (H&HS) Committee
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HB 30 Day-care center employees; state & national fingerprint records check
Barnard, Terry (154th)
HC: HumR SC: H&HS 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
HB 106 Controlled substances and dangerous drugs; amend listings
Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Stephens, Ron (150th) Martin, James L (145th)
Graves, David B (125th) Parrish, Larry (Butch) J (144th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
HB 206 Licensed practical nurses; display designation on identification
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
HB 218 Parental rights; certain termination; amend provisions
Ragas, Arnold M (64th) Martin, Jim (47th)
HC: Judy SC: H&HS 04/13/99 Signed by Governor
HB 269 Mental health; disability services; state-wide guidelines
Manning, Judith H (32nd) Williams, Robin L (114th) Henson, Michele (65th)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Trense, Sharon (44th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 01/10/00 S - Read 3rd Time (CS ) (Am )
HB 271 Physicians; certain time period; minimum prescription quantity
Grindley, Jr., George H (35th) Graves, David B (125th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/14/00 S - Notice to Reconsider (FS ) (Sub )
HB 295 Dentistry; amend provisions
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Williams, Robin L (114th) Jones, Vernon A (71st)
Jackson, Lester (148th) Sauder, Randy (29th) Parsons, Don L (40th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/13/99 Signed by Governor
HB 462 Pharmacies; certain stores; sign and ID limitations
Parham, Bobby E (122nd)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
HB 577 Optometrists; continuing education requirements; certain date
Porter, DuBose (143rd) McBee, Louise (88th) Mobley, Barbara J (69th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/03/00 S - Conf Comm Appointed ( ) (CAFA )

HB 586 Health care professionals; scope of practice
Houston, Penny (166th) Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Smyre, Calvin (136th) Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: Rules SC: H&HS 03/10/99 S - Read 1st Time (CSFA )
HB 646 Dialysis facilities and technicians; licensing; inspections
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Jones, Vernon A (71st)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/20/00 Signed by Governor
HB 717 Newborns; advisory committee; screenings
Harrell, Sally Roettger (62nd) Randall, William (Billy) C (127th) Trense, Sharon (44th)
Graves, David B (125th) Bordeaux, Tom (151st) Scheid, III, Charles F (17th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/13/99 Signed by Governor
HB 784 Health Access Improvement Act; enact
Byrd, Roger C (170th) West, Jack (101st) Dean, Douglas C. (48th)
Bohannon, Pamela W (139th) Orrock, Nan (56th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
HC: HumR SC: H&HS 03/06/00 S - Read 1st Time (FS )
HB 812 Blindness education, screening, and treatment programs; establish
Sauder, Randy (29th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Coleman, Terry L (142nd) Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Smyre, Calvin (136th)
HC: MotV SC: H&HS 04/27/99 Signed by Governor
HB 814 Acupuncture Act of Georgia; enact
Orrock, Nan (56th) Hegstrom, June (66th) West, Jack (101st)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/20/00 Signed by Governor
HB 852 DHR; cert temporary care of child; court authorization not required
Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th) Martin, Jim (47th) Taylor, Maretta M (134th)
HC: C&Y SC: H&HS 05/03/99 Signed by Governor
HB 1038 Centralized Credentialing for Hlth Care Practitioners Act; enact
Orrock, Nan (56th) Williams, Robin L (114th) Jones, Vernon A (71st)
Henson, Michele (65th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 02/21/00 S - Read 1st Time (CS )
HB 1214 PeachCare for Kids; health care; eligibility provisions
Channell, R. M. (Mickey) (111th) Coleman, Terry L (142nd) Parrish, Larry (Butch) J (144th)
Walker, Larry (141st) Skipper, Jimmy (137th)
HC: App SC: H&HS 04/19/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1234 Clinical laboratories; provisions inapplicable to certain pharmacists
Stephens, Ron (150th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) West, Jack (101st)
Jones, Vernon A (71st) Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Martin, James L (145th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/30/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1235 Commission on Men's Health; create
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) McClinton, JoAnn (68th) Epps, Carl Von (131st)
Smith, Lynn R (103rd) Smyre, Calvin (136th) Manning, Judith H (32nd)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/10/00 Signed by Governor

HB 1335 Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research Program Fund; provisions
Buckner, Gail M (95th) McBee, Louise (88th) Coleman, Terry L (142nd)
Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Williams, Robin L (114th) Manning, Judith H (32nd)
HC: App SC: H&HS 04/28/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1352 Volunteers in Health Care Specialties Act; enact
Jackson, Lester (148th) Jones, Vernon A (71st) Williams, Robin L (114th)
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Henson, Michele (65th) Randall, Nikki T (127th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1406 Social services; county & district directors; amend provisions
Trense, Sharon (44th) Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th) Smith, Lynn R (103rd)
HC: C&Y SC: H&HS 04/06/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1411 Teaching hospitals; funding through Department of Community Health
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Smyre, Calvin (136th) Channell, R. M. (Mickey) (111th)
HC: HEd SC: H&HS 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1422 Child Advocate Act; enact; child abuse records
Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Turnquest, Henrietta (73rd)
Dukes, Winfred (161st) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Taylor, Maretta M (134th)
HC: C&Y SC: H&HS 04/06/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1447 Pharmacists; drug therapy modification; authorization
Martin, James L (145th) Jones, Vernon A (71st) Williams, Robin L (114th)
Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Graves, David B (125th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/20/00 Signed by Governor
HB 1448 Diseases; bloodborne pathogens; sharps injury protection
Orrock, Nan (56th) Unterman, Renee S. (84th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
Jones, Vernon A (71st) Parrish, Larry (Butch) J (144th) Mosley, George H (171st)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 04/20/00 Signed by Governor
HR 417 Generic drugs; strongly urge St Bd of Pharm to req brand name on label
Everett, Doug (163rd) Bridges, Sr., Ben D (9th) Martin, James L (145th)
Parham, Bobby E (122nd) Stephens, Ron (150th) Twiggs, Ralph (8th)
HC: H&E SC: H&HS 03/10/99 S - Read 1st Time
HR 851 Childhood care & education; goals; urge state agencies to comply
Orrock, Nan (56th) Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th) Trense, Sharon (44th)
HC: C&Y SC: H&HS 03/20/00 S - Read 3rd Time
HR 1079 Comm on Psychiatric Medication of School-Age Children; create
Stanley, Lanett (50th) Stanley, Pamela A (49th) Jamieson, Mary Jeanette (22nd)
Sinkfield, Georganna T (57th) Felton, Dorothy (43rd) Hudson, Sistie G (120th)
HC: Rules SC: H&HS 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
SB 16 Optometrists - scope of practice
Ragan, Harold (11th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Hooks, George (14th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 02/04/99 H - Read 2nd Time

SB 18 Marriage -regarding parental con- sent & child born out of wedlock
Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/14/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 38 Advisory Comm. on Pain Mgmt. for Terminally Ill - appt., membership
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Hecht, Greg K. (34th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ind 03/22/00 H - Insists (CA ) (FA )
SB 54 Hospital Acquisition, Disposition - prov. on required analyses, reports
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/08/99 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 66 Health Insurance - coverage for dental anesthesia, hospital charges
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Tate, Horacena (38th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/22/99 Signed by Governor
SB 75 Certificate of Need - develop cert. nursing homes without CON
Broun, Paul C (46th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Egan, Michael J (40th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/28/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 84 Motorcycle Helmets - delete requirement
Brush, B. Joseph (24th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/28/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 86 Practitioners of Auricular Detoxi- fication for Subst. Abuse - certify
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 89 Essential Rural Nonemergency Trans- portation Provider Access Act
Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 92 Cert. Mobile Health Services - exempt certificate of need
Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/02/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 100 Bd. of Pharmacy - foreign school graduate eligibility for license
Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/19/99 Signed by Governor
SB 102 Human Resources Dept. - conviction data on adults in foster homes
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Jackson, Carol (50th) Butler, Gloria (55th)
SC: H&HS HC: HumR 03/24/99 H - Committed ( ) (Sub )

SB 110 Temporary Assist.for Needy Families Act - qualified alien assistance
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Tate, Horacena (38th) Jackson, Carol (50th)
Smith, Faye (25th)
SC: H&HS HC: C&Y 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
SB 128 Hospitals - define acquisitions, dispositions
Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
SB 131 Assisted Living Facilities - prov. on providing personal care services
Polak, Michael (42nd) Land, Clay (16th) Fort, Vincent D (39th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/08/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 139 Mental Hlth.Serv.Bds. - no actions against employee making complaints
Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
SB 141 Breast Cancer Patient Care Act - provide
Marable, Richard O (52nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 03/09/99 H - Read 2nd Time (FA )
SB 144 Consumer Centered Sys. for Access to Long-Term Care Service Act
Polak, Michael (42nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/01/00 S - Read 2nd Time (Sub)
SB 165 Day-Care Centers - employee records & fingerprint records checks
Hecht, Greg K. (34th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Scott, David (36th)
SC: H&HS HC: HumR 04/28/99 Signed by Governor
SB 171 Health Planning - no certificate of need, radiation in physician's off.
Price, Thomas E (56th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/16/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 172 Hospitals - maintain certain medical records
Price, Thomas E (56th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/16/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 185 Certificate of Need - exempt when radiation done in physician's off.
Tate, Horacena (38th) Price, Thomas E (56th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/17/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 195 Rural Hospital Authorities Assistance Act - provide
Hill, Jack (4th) Stokes, Connie (43rd) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/27/99 Signed by Governor

SB 202 Cert. Psychologists - prescribe drugs, cert. circumstances
Ray, II, William M (48th) Roberts, Sam P (30th) Hooks, George (14th)
Fort, Vincent D (39th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/22/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 210 HMOs - cert. disclosures, access to out of network providers
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Thompson, Steve (33rd) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd)
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/20/99 Signed by Governor
SB 212 Public Assistance - fingerprint imaging identity verfication
Cheeks, Donald E (23rd) Starr, Terrell (44th) Roberts, Sam P (30th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/23/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 239 Pharmacy Practice Act - pharmacies shipping into state comply
Thomas, Don R (54th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/15/00 S - Unfavorably Reported
SB 241 Dept. of Community Health - create
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Thompson, Steve (33rd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
Tanksley, Charles B (32nd) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/19/99 Signed by Governor
SB 249 Mental Health Therapists - licensing
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/02/99 S - Read 1st time
SB 373 Pharmacy Practice Act - defini- tions, confidential information
Madden, Eddie M (47th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/24/00 S - Read 2nd Time (Sub)
SB 381 Rural Hospital Auth. Assist. Act - purposes of cert. grants
Hill, Jack (4th) Blitch, Peg (7th) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/16/00 H - Favorably Reported
SB 382 Health Care Facility Purchase, Sale - exempt cert. restrictions
Hill, Jack (4th) Blitch, Peg (7th) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/13/00 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 383 Commission on Family Violence - date of termination
Starr, Terrell (44th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: SJudy 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
SB 391 License to Practice Psychology - relating to investigations
Hecht, Greg K. (34th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
Dean, Nathan (31st)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/24/00 S - Read 2nd Time

SB 427 Venereal Diseases - add human papilloma virus to list
Cable, Susan Watt (27th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/08/00 S - Read 1st time
SB 440 Medical Center Authority Act - provide
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Cheeks, Donald E (23rd)
SC: H&HS HC: H Ed 04/17/00 Signed by Governor
SB 457 Composite Bd. of Professional Counselors, Etc. - composition
Tate, Horacena (38th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Polak, Michael (42nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/15/00 S - Read 1st time
SB 480 Brain, Spinal Injury Trust Fund - courts required to impose fines
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
SB 500 Child Advocate Act - provide
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd) Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/28/00 S - Read 1st time
SB 513 Chiropractors - disciplinary sanctions
Price, Thomas E (56th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/29/00 S - Read 1st time
SB 515 Pharmacy Assistance Program for Low-income Elderly Citizens Act
Tate, Horacena (38th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Fort, Vincent D (39th)
Thomas, Regina (2nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/01/00 S - Read 1st time
SB 516 Counselors in Privately Owned Corr. Facilities - exception from license
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Huggins, Sonny C (53rd)
Starr, Terrell (44th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/01/00 S - Read 1st time
SR 88 Jt. Study Comm. on Partnership, Ga. Med.Coll.& Richmond Co.Univ.Hosp.
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Cheeks, Donald E (23rd)
SC: H&HS HC: Rules 03/08/99 Signed by Governor
SR 186 Strokes, Stroke Prevention - sup- port efforts of cert. associations
James, Donzella (35th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Tate, Horacena (38th)
Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/10/00 S - Read 3rd Time
SR 193 Senate Welfare to Work Transi- tion Study Comm. - create
Johnson, Diane H (2nd) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/10/99 S - Passed/Adopted

SR 206 Obesity - request Pub. Hlth. Div. conduct effects on hlth. problems
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/10/00 S - Read 3rd Time
SR 207 Obesity Awareness Month - June, 1999
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/10/00 S - Read 3rd Time
SR 276 Senate Clinical Trial Programs for Trtmt. of Adult Cancer Study Comm.
Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/10/00 S - Read 3rd Time
SR 459 Jt. Study Comm. on Prevention, Emer. Care of Injuries - create
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
SC: H&HS HC: Rules 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
SR 509 Antibiotics - endorsing CDC/MP recommendations on judicious use
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Price, Thomas E (56th) Thomas, Don R (54th)
Ginrey, Phil (37th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/03/00 S - Read 1st time
SR 556 Jt. Hospital Indigent Care Funding St. Comm. - create
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Hill, Jack (4th) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd)
Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: H&HS HC: Rules 05/01/00 Signed by Governor
SR 571 Ovarian Cancer Detection, Preven- tion - efforts to educate citizens
Smith, Faye (25th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/07/00 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 592 Congress - urge amend Soc. Secu- rity Act regarding Medicaid
Hill, Jack (4th) Meyer von Bremen, Michael S. (12th) Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/07/00 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 613 Certificate of Need for Long-term Care Facilities Study Comm.-create
Broun, Paul C (46th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/16/00 S - Read 2nd Time
SR 636 Health Risks from HPV - urge more public information
Cable, Susan Watt (27th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Butler, Gloria (55th)
SC: H&HS HC: 03/16/00 S - Read 2nd Time

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