2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 210
Certificate of Need; revise provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to provide for extensive revision of the certificate of need program; to revise and add definitions; to revise the declaration of policy for state health planning; to revise threshold amounts for expenditures; to revise the composition and duties of the Health Strategies Council; to revise the duties of the Department of Community Health; to revise provisions relating to existing exemptions; to provide for set times to accept applications for capital projects; to require ambulatory surgical centers to provide indigent care; to provide for the establishment of minimum quality standards as a consideration for approval of a certificate of need; to provide for a letter of intent for proposed new clinical health services; to amend various other titles of the O.C.G.A. so as to revise provisions for purposes of conformity; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/01/2007 - House Second Readers
Jan/31/2007 - House First Readers
Jan/30/2007 - House Hopper