Legislative Updates

Georgia NAPNAP

Legislative Updates

Highlights of 2019 Georgia General Assembly’s Legislative Session

Governor Kemp had until May 12 to decide whether to sign the bills, issue vetoes or allow bills to become law without his signature.

Nurses:

HB 287  Creates a new income tax credit for licensed physicians, APRNs and physician assistants.

SB 207  Changes the name of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce to the Georgia Board of Health Care workforce and revises the board’s membership (includes a NP).

HR 261 and SR 202 creates study committees on evaluating and simplifying physician oversight of PAs and APRNs.

SB 168  Makes needed revision to the nurse licensure compact.  It also added language to allow EMS system APRNs the ability to write prescriptions (with limited restrictions).