GA HB557 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Passed on April 22 2024 - 100% progression
Action: 2024-04-22 - Effective Date 2024-07-01
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to physicians, assistants, and others, so as to authorize physicians to delegate the authority to advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances; provide for requirements; to provide for automatic approval of nurse protocol agreements and job descriptions under certain conditions; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Professions and businesses; authority to certain nurses and physician assistants to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances; authorize


Roll Calls

2024-02-08 - Senate - Adopt Conference Committee Report: Senate Vote #484 (Y: 49 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2024-02-08 - House - Adopt Ccr: House Vote #445 (Y: 132 N: 35 NV: 2 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2023-03-29 - House - Agree To Senate Sub As Am: House Vote #345 (Y: 173 N: 2 NV: 3 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-27 - Senate - Passage By Substitute: Senate Vote #318 (Y: 53 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-03-06 - House - Passage: House Vote #186 (Y: 136 N: 38 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2024-04-22 Effective Date 2024-07-01
2024-04-22 Act 394
2024-04-22HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2024-04-01HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2024-02-08SenateSenate Conference Committee Report Adopted
2024-02-08HouseHouse Conference Committee Report Adopted
2023-03-29SenateSenate Conference Committee Appointed 20th, 32nd, 52nd
2023-03-29HouseHouse Conference Committee Appointed 164th, 158th, 47th
2023-03-29HouseHouse Insisted
2023-03-29SenateSenate Disagreed House Amend or Sub
2023-03-29HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2023-03-27SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-27SenateSenate Third Read
2023-03-27SenateSenate Taken from Table
2023-03-27SenateSenate Tabled
2023-03-20SenateSenate Read Second Time
2023-03-20SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-03-07SenateSenate Read and Referred
2023-03-06HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-06HouseHouse Third Readers
2023-03-01HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-02-27HouseHouse Second Readers
2023-02-23HouseHouse First Readers
2023-02-22HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments