GA SB197 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on May 2 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-02 - Effective Date 2023-07-01
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to professions and businesses, so as to prohibit deceptive or misleading terms or false representations by health care practitioners in advertisements and representations; to prohibit the misappropriation of medical or medical specialty titles by health care practitioners in advertisements and representations; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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"Health Care Practitioners Truth and Transparency Act"; enact


Roll Calls

2023-03-23 - Senate - Agree To House Substitute: Senate Vote #290 (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2023-03-23 - House - Passage: House Vote #279 (Y: 166 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2023-03-06 - Senate - Passage: Senate Vote #176 (Y: 54 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-05-02 Effective Date 2023-07-01
2023-05-02 Act 243
2023-05-02SenateSenate Date Signed by Governor
2023-04-05SenateSenate Sent to Governor
2023-03-23SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2023-03-23HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-23HouseHouse Third Readers
2023-03-14HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-03-08HouseHouse Second Readers
2023-03-07HouseHouse First Readers
2023-03-06SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2023-03-06SenateSenate Third Read
2023-03-06SenateSenate Taken from Table
2023-03-06SenateSenate Tabled
2023-03-01SenateSenate Read Second Time
2023-02-28SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2023-02-16SenateSenate Read and Referred
2023-02-15SenateSenate Hopper

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