Reacting to the growing coronavirus crisis, the Georgia General Assembly went into “suspension” for an undetermined amount of time after meeting very briefly Friday morning. The House and Senate completed crossover day on Thursday, passing dozens of bills that just beat the deadline to clear at least one house or be dead for the session. Many others did not pass.
The Georgia House and Senate have just announced they will be “in suspension” beginning Monday. Legislators have been told not to come to the Capitol Friday, but to go home. Staff are to work from home. The end of the suspension will be determined as the coronavirus crisis abates.
The GPHA Nutrition Section was privileged to receive a photo and recognition from Governor Brian Kemp on Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, Wednesday March 11th.
Your input is requested as leaders of the “Futures Initiative” propose changes to the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Comments will be accepted through April 2, 2020.
Every week during the legislative season, our legislative liaison Scott Maxwell provides an update on bills related to public health. Find out what happened during the week ending March 6, 2020.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has assembled a statewide task force to manage the response to the coronavirus threat. The task force brings together subject-matter experts from the private and public sectors to advise on preventive measures, strategic deployment of resources, and more.
The Senate Labor and Insurance Committee approved SB 327 that modifies the requirement for businesses to provide break time and a private location for an employee who needs to express milk for her nursing child. The changes appeared to have support from both the business community and advocates for nursing mothers.
In recognition of the public health contributions of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists throughout our state, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has proclaimed March 11, 2020 “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day” in Georgia.
The budget is still the big story coming out of the Georgia capitol. The Georgia House last week modified many of the cuts recommended by Governor Brian Kemp, including cuts to county health departments. The $27.4 million FY20 amended appropriations bill has been sent over to the Senate.
The GPHA Epidemiology Section, in partnership with the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. entitled “Tips for a Successful Presentation.”