A safe prediction for the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly is that dozens of bills involving health care will be up for consideration. That’s the case every year under the Gold Dome. But given the likelihood this year of a short session, ending in mid-March, it’s also a good bet that many health bills will be sidetracked or stalled before they come to a vote. Here’s a roundup of some of the important legislative issues in health care.
A group of state lawmakers is studying a state Senate bill that would overhaul Georgia's medical malpractice system, with organizations such as the Medical Association of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia lining up against it.