This is an informal rundown of the legislative happenings. These bills are from the most recent legislative day – 3/16/21, or Day 33.
The House of Representatives only voted on the local calendar Tuesday which can be seen here.
SB 46 – Sen. Dean Burke was set to be voted on by the House was recommitted back tot he House Health & Human Services Committee for more work.
Previously passed the Senate: 47-3 (NO votes–> Beach, Dixon, Dolezal)
WHAT THE BILL DOES:
- Allows certified EMTs, certified cardiac technicians, and trainees to administer vaccines under the direction/order of a licensed physician during a declared public health emergency
- Permits the statewide vaccination registry to receive and distribution identifiable vaccine information of persons under the age of 18 without the consent of the parent/guardian
- Stipulates that there is no vaccine registry enrollment exemption for vaccines administered during a public health emergency
- Further defines ‘vaccine’ as any vaccine on the adult schedule, the flu vaccine, and any vaccine administered for an illness under a public health emergency
- Also allows the vaccine registration info to be given to third parties during a declared state of emergency
- Prohibits a live attenuated virus from being administered in a vaccine unless a patient has signed an informed consent doc that he/she does not have a contraindication AND that doc must list the contraindications to the vaccine
No action in the Senate other than a local calendar.
The House & Senate then convened for a joint session to hear the State of the Judiciary from Harold Melton, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.
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