Healthcare Victories in GA Assembly 2018

HB 877: “Modified risk” tobacco | DID NOT CROSS OVER HB 877 would have cut Georgia’s tobacco tax in half for so-called “modified risk” tobacco products. The bill lost decisively on the House floor by a vote of 109-59. Thank you to those of you who contacted your state representatives last week ahead of the House’s vote! HURRAH!!!!

SB 351: Changes for APRNs – CROSSED OVER

SB 351 would expand from four to eight the number of advanced practice registered nurses a physician is allowed to supervise and would allow APRNs to order radiologic imaging for patients if their supervising physician delegated th authority.  The legislation is significantly diminished from the original proposal which would have granted APRNs a great scope of practice.  This would have been very useful in rural areas where there are no primary care doctors.