Daily report, 2017 March 7

House of Representatives

Daily Report for March 7, 2017

Committee Actions

DAILY REPORT Tuesday
March 7, 2017

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The House will reconvene for its 31st Legislative Day on Thursday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Rules committee will meet on Thursday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m.

Committee Actions
Bills passing committees are reported to the Clerk's Office and are placed on the General Calendar.

Economic Development & Tourism Committee
HR 389 House Rural Development Council; create
Bill Summary: This resolution creates the House Rural Development Council to be composed of 15 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House, who will designate two members as co-chairs and other officers at his discretion. Beginning April 1, 2017, the council shall strive to expand the economic success of Georgia's rural areas by examining the components of economic development and related policy areas as it deems appropriate, such as: education, infrastructure, access to health care, and economic growth incentives. At the council's request, Georgia's departments and agencies shall provide services, information and other support. The co-chairs shall call all meetings to be held on a regular basis at different locations of Georgia, particularly rural areas, to meet with the local officials and leaders. The funding for the resolution shall come from funds appropriated to the House of Representatives. An initial report of findings and recommendations, including suggestions for proposed legislation shall be filed no later than December 31, 2017; a second report shall be filed prior to the council's sunset of December 31, 2018. Filed reports require a majority vote of a quorum of the council.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Sam Watson (172nd) Economic Development & Tourism Committee
Action:

03-07-2017 Do Pass

Health & Human Services Committee
SB 47 Physicians; visiting sports teams' physicians; provide for licensure exemption; requirements; limitations; agreements with other states
Bill Summary: Senate Bill 47 provides a licensure exemption for visiting sports teams' physicians, physician assistants, and athletic trainers who are licensed and in good standing to practice in another state if there is a written or oral agreement with a sports team to provide care to the team members and coaching staff traveling with the team for a specific sporting event.
If a physician, physician's assistant, or athletic trainer has been invited by a national sport governing body to provide care to team members and coaching staff at a national sport training center in this state, the provider's practice is limited to that required by the national sport governing body. There shall not be any provided care or consultation to any person residing in this state by a team physician or athletic trainer licensed outside the state. They may not practice at a health care clinic or health facility unless the provider is traveling with the sports team and may not remain longer than 10 days in duration per sporting event. A maximum of 20 additional days per sporting event may be granted
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upon prior request to the board by the provider but permission shall not exceed 30 days total.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (52nd) Health & Human Services

Committee Action:

03-07-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SB 96

Health; pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses; nursing homes and hospice care; authorize; county medical examiner's duties after notice of suspicious death; make a conforming change
Bill Summary: This bill authorizes the determination and pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants of patients employed in facilities classified as nursing home; however, if the patient is a registered organ donor, only a physician may make the determination or pronouncement of death when it appears that a patient died from other than natural causes.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Ben Watson (1st) Health & Human Services

Committee Action:

03-07-2017 Do Pass

SB 109

"Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact" ("REPLICA"); provide for the enactment
Bill Summary: Senate Bill 109 enacts the "Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact" (REPLICA) to facilitate the day-to-day movement of emergency management services (EMS) personnel across state boundaries. The compact recognizes that states have a vested interest in protecting the public's health and safety through the shared licensing and regulation of EMS personnel.

The compact is designed to: (1) increase public access to EMS personnel; (2) enhance the states' ability to protect the public's health and safety, especially patient safety; (3) encourage the cooperation of member states in the areas of EMS personnel licensure and regulation; (4) support licensing of military members who are separating from an active duty tour and their spouses; (5) facilitate the exchange of information between member states regarding EMS personnel licensure, adverse action, and significant investigatory information; (6) promote compliance with the laws governing EMS personnel practice in each member state; and (7) invest all member states with the authority to hold EMS personnel accountable through the mutual recognition of member state licenses.

Any member state may require an individual to obtain and retain a license to practice in a member state. A home state's license authorizes an individual to practice in a remote state only if the home state: (1) currently requires the use of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination as a condition of issuing initial licenses at the EMT and paramedic levels; (2) has a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about individuals; (3) notifies the commission, in compliance with the terms of the compact, of any adverse action or significant investigatory information regarding an individual; and (4) requires a criminal background check of all applicants for initial licensure within five years of activation of the compact.

To have the privilege to practice under the terms and provisions of this compact, a member must be at least 18 years old, possess a current unrestricted license in a member state, and practice under the supervision of a medical director.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Michael Williams (27th) Health & Human Services

Committee Action:

03-07-2017 Do Pass

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Committee Meeting Schedule
This meeting schedule is up to date at the time of this report, but meeting dates and times are subject to change. To keep up with the latest schedule, please visit www.house.ga.gov and click on Meetings Calendar.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM INSURANCE - 606 CLOB 9:30 AM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM - Madision County, GA 9:30 AM Setzler Subcommittee of Judiciary Non Civil - 132 CAP 10:00 AM JUVENILE JUSTICE - 506 CLOB 10:00 AM Subcommittee 2A of Public Safety & Homeland Security - 406 CLOB 1:00 PM BUDGET AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OVERSIGHT - 506 CLOB 2:00 PM Regulations Subcommittee on Regulated Industries - 415 CLOB 2:00 PM SMALL BUSINESS - 606 CLOB 3:00 PM SPECIAL RULES - 515 CLOB

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