House passes legislation on surprise medical bills
Georgia residents may see protections against so-called “surprise” medical bills after the House passed a measure Monday that regulates the practice. Read the full article: Rome News-Tribune Read more
Bill would relax penalties for marijuana use in state
A group of state House lawmakers wants to cut the chance of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more
Savannah first responders trained in use of bleed control kits
Memorial Health donated 518 bleed control kits to the Savannah Police Department to help officers provide potentially life-saving medical aid at the scene of a traumatic injury. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News Read more
Analyzing Georgia’s adoption legislation
It’s already proving to be a session dominated by election-year politics, but state lawmakers did reach a milestone this week by passing the first overhaul of Georgia’s adoption laws in almost 30 years. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Athens-Clarke, Oconee suing opioid makers
Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties have joined a growing number of other governments and hospital authorities across the country in a multi-state federal lawsuit targeting makers and distributors of opioid drugs. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more

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