GA HB290 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Engrossed on March 8 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-03-31 - Senate Tabled
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation of hospitals and related institutions, so as to prohibit hospitals and nursing homes from instituting any policy during a declared public health emergency that limits patients' abilities to be visited by designated family members or friends as a condition precedent to obtaining or maintaining a permit to operate a hospital or nursing home; to provide for reasonable safety precautions; to provide for limited liability; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Hospitals and nursing homes; policy during a declared public health emergency that limits patients' abilities to be visited by designated family members and friends; provisions


Roll Calls

2021-03-31 - Senate - Motion To Table: Senate Vote #416 (Y: 42 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - House - Agree Sen Sub As Am: House Vote #357 (Y: 100 N: 70 NV: 5 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - House - Setzler Am 33 1976: House Vote #356 (Y: 97 N: 73 NV: 6 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - Passage By Substitute: Senate Vote #320 (Y: 49 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-08 - House - Passage: House Vote #208 (Y: 113 N: 57 NV: 4 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-03-31SenateSenate Tabled
2021-03-31HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2021-03-29SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-29SenateSenate Third Read
2021-03-29SenateSenate Taken from Table
2021-03-29SenateSenate Tabled
2021-03-25SenateSenate Read Second Time
2021-03-25SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-03-09SenateSenate Read and Referred
2021-03-08HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-08HouseHouse Third Readers
2021-03-03HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-02-08HouseHouse Second Readers
2021-02-04HouseHouse First Readers
2021-02-03HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments