Use our Legislation Tracker to read bills in their entirety. For briefs, see below:

HB 47: Allowing out-of-state insurance policies to be sold in Georgia.  Status:  Passed the House.  Currently in the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee.

HB 132:  Insurers to provide coverage for physician prescribed medical foods. Status:  Remains in the House Insurance Committee.

HB 65: Allowing siblings or children of adopted people to access adoption files for medical treatment.  Status:  Remains in House Judiciary Committee.

HB 187:  Department of Community Health to select single administrator for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids dental.  Status:  Remains in the House Health and Human Services Committee.

HB 229:  Provides that in certain matters related to administrative hearings and appeals under Medicaid, the decision of the administrative law judge shall be the final administrative decision of the commissioner.   Status:  Given a Do Pass recommendation by the House Judiciary Committee, but has not made it to the House Debate Calendar.

HB 214:  Creates a Department of Public Health.  Status: Passed the House.  Currently in Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

SB 88:  Increasing age requirement from six to eight for use of car child restraint systems.  Status:  SB 88 has passed the Senate and now rests in the House Motor Vehicles Committee.

HB 345:  Children and pregnant women who are legal aliens to be eligible for Medicaid and PeachCare programs.  Status: Currently rests in the House Judiciary Committee.

HB 432:  Employers to allow employees to use sick leave to care for immediate family members.  Status:  Rests in House Industrial Relations.

HB 461:  Creating multi-state health care compact to move authority to regulate health care to the States.  Status:  Passed the House.  Currently in the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee.

HB 476:  Creating exchanges to facilitate sale of health plans for individuals and small group employers.  Status:  This bill was actually on the House Debate Calendar on Crossover Day, but was pulled off the calendar at the last minute by the House leadership and at the request of the Governor’s office, who would like to further review the legislation and possibly wait for the outcome of the federal lawsuits opposing the Affordable Healthcare Act.

SB 17:  Establishing the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits.  Status:  Passed the Senate.  Currently rests in the House Insurance Committee.

SB 185:  Child care programs to be closed by Order after death of child in program.  Status:  Passed the Senate (unanimously) on Crossover Day.  Currently awaits assignment ot a House Committee.

SR 55:  Amending Constitution to ensure that people are not forced to join a health care system.  Status:  Failed.  Has not been reconsidered.

SB 63:  Calls for the use of a “smart card” to verify identification of Medicaid recipients and provides that the department may also use biometric technology to verify the identity of Medicaid enrollees.  Status:  Passed the Senate on Crossover Day after much debate on the floor.  Has been assigned to the House Health and Human Services Committee.

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