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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 535
Mental health; patient advocacy board; create
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to mental health, so as to create a patient advocacy board and the position of Patient Advocate General to investigate fatalities and allegations of abuse, neglect, or improper treatment occurring in facilities operated by, subjection to certification by, or under contact with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases; to provide for definitions; to provide for appointment of board members, qualifications of board members, terms, vacancies, removal, and immunity; to provide for oath of office and certificate of appointment; to provide for board meetings, procedure, and expenses; to provide for the powers and duties of the Patient Advocate General; to provide for confidentiality of certain information and exceptions; to provide for reporting of certain information; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2008 - Effective Date
May/06/2008 - Act 418
May/06/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/15/2008 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/04/2008 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
Mar/31/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/31/2008 - Senate Third Read
Mar/28/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/27/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/11/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - House Third Readers
Feb/29/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Apr/20/2007 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/19/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/27/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/22/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/21/2007 - House Hopper
4/4/2008 House agrees to Senate Substitute as House amended; 4/4/2008 Senate Agrees to House Amendment to Senate Substitute
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Vote #1025Yea(46)Nay(0)NV(2)
Apr/04/2008 - House Vote #1038Yea(144)Nay(1)NV(27)
Mar/31/2008 - Senate Vote #834Yea(47)Nay(0)NV(2)
Mar/11/2008 - House Vote #749Yea(161)Nay(1)NV(8)
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