Several health-related bills saw movement in the Georgia General Assembly last week, including legislation to improve rural health and maternal mortality rates.
The General Assembly cleared a significant milestone last Wednesday, voting on more than 100 bills and resolutions on crossover day. Bills that did not pass at least one house by close of business on crossover day are dead, unless their language is added to another bill via amendment or substitution.
Our latest Legislative Update includes details about progress on two tobacco bills being considered by Georgia legislators. One bill would cut the tax rate for “modified risk tobacco products.” The other bill involves permits to sell tobacco at special events or temporary locations.
Several healthcare bills continued to dominate legislative debate in the GA General Assembly last week. Our latest legislative report provides updates on these and many other issues.
Our legislative update for Feb. 9, 2018, includes an update on a trio of healthcare bills that cleared the Senate last week.
Our latest legislative update discusses several health bills introduced last week, including a bill to address the state’s opioid/addiction crisis, a bill to create both the Health Coordination and Innovation Council and the Health System Innovation Center, and a bill targeting rural health issues.
Our legislative report for Week #3, ending January 26, includes an update on the legislative schedule for the session.
Our GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference will coincide with National Public Health Week this year! You’re encouraged to join in the American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Initiative as part of the public health week celebration.
Registration is underway for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Annual Meeting. The conference will be held March 7-9 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
TeleQuality Communications posted an interesting blog this month on what they’re calling the “Uberization” of the healthcare industry – essentially, old-fashioned doctor house calls where the health care comes to you.