Legislative Update for February 2, 2018

In our legislative report for the week ending February 2, 2018, we have some news about two health bills presented last week.

On the Senate side, Renee Unterman (R-Buford) introduced a bill addressing the state’s opioid/addiction crisis. Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge) presented a bill (SB 357) that would create both the Health Coordination and Innovation Council and the Health System Innovation Center. It passed out of the Senate HHS Committee on Thursday.

On the House side, Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper) introduced HB 769, an omnibus bill that creates the Rural Center for Health Care Innovation and Sustainability and also tackles a few specific issues targeting rural health issues. It will be heard by the House HHS Committee on Tuesday.

Get more information about these bills, and updates on other legislation we’re following in our Week 4 Legislative Update.