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GEORGIA STATE SENATE PASSES BILLS CARRIED BY CHUCK HUFSTETLER OF ROME

Written by Matt Davis on March 25, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia State Senate passed three bills carried by Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome in the remaining five days of the 2013 legislative session.  The healthcare bills modernize medical terms and requirements while the local legislation allows more options for counties and municipalities, according to a release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.

House Bill 68 passed the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 47-0.  The bill would revise the continuing education requirements for licensed orthotists and prosthetists.  The bill allows the Georgia Composite Medical Board to require those renewing their orthotics or prosthetics license to complete board approved continuing education.

House Bill 473 passed the Senate by a vote of 48-0 on Thursday.  It allows for counties and municipalities to enter into multiyear contracts based upon the local government’s fiscal year.

Finally, House Bill 192 passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 47-3.  The bill would include the treatment of cosmetic conditions in the definition of podiatric medicine.  It modernizes the definition of podiatric medicine to include the diagnosis and treatment of conditions regarding the foot and leg.

All three bills now head to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for his signature and final approval.

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