2003-2004 Regular Session - HB 1492
"Health Share" Volunteers in Medicine Act; enact
First Reader Summary
A BILL to amend Chapter 8 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the care and protection of indigent and elderly patients, so as to enact the "'Health Share' Volunteers in Medicine Act"; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for definitions; to provide for contracts between health care providers and governmental entities; to provide uncompensated health care services to low-income persons; to provide for notice requirements to patients; to provide for attorney's fees for malpractice litigation; to provide for the establishment of rules and regulations; to provide for applicability; to amend Chapter 9 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to workers' compensation, so as to revise the definition of "employee"; to amend Code Section 50-21-22 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions regarding state tort claims, so as to revise the definition of "state officer or employee"; and for other purposes.
Feb/17/2004 - House Second Readers
Feb/16/2004 - House First Readers
Feb/16/2004 - House Hopper