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2001-2002 Regular Session - SB 451
Hospitals; liens for cost of care and treatment to injured persons; lien not against patients nor their property or assets
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 8 of Article 8 of Chapter 14 of Title 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to hospitals and nursing homes, so as to provide that hospital liens are liens against patients´ causes of action and not patients nor their property or assets; to provide for notice of hospital liens; to provide for the filing time for hospital liens; to provide for the effect of such notice and filing; to provide that hospital liens be segregated from other liens on the records of the clerk of superior court; to provide for the enforcement of such liens against insurers; to provide that releases or covenants not to sue made before or after the discharge of the patient from the hospital shall not affect such liens in certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2002 - Effective Date
May/16/2002 - Act 987
May/16/2002 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/24/2002 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/12/2002 - House Passed/Adopted
Apr/12/2002 - House Third Readers
Apr/09/2002 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/27/2002 - House 2nd Read Engrossed Prevailed
Mar/27/2002 - House Second Readers
Mar/26/2002 - House Notice of Motion to Engross
Mar/26/2002 - House First Readers
Mar/25/2002 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
Mar/25/2002 - Senate Third Read
Feb/28/2002 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/27/2002 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported As Amended
Feb/13/2002 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/12/2002 - Senate Hopper
3/27/02 Ordered Engrossed in House
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