Sen. Renee Unterman Will Serve as the Keynote Speaker at United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia Conference

ATLANTA (September 19, 2017) |On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) will serve as the keynote speaker at the United Advance Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia (UAPRN of GA) Conference. Sen. Unterman will address the opioid epidemic in Georgia and provide an overview of legislation that was signed into law to address this critical issue.

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First Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians’ Access to Adequate Healthcare

ATLANTA (September 15, 2017) | The first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians’ Access to Adequate Healthcare will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 310 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

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First Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Homelessness

ATLANTA (September 14, 2017) | The first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Homelessness will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 310 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

Senate Resolution 352, sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), created the Senate Study Committee on Homelessness. Sen. Unterman will serve as chair of the 15 member study committee. Members of the committee will review current factors that contribute to homelessness in Georgia and possible steps that can be taken to find a long-term solution for this critical problem. The study committee is responsible for submitting a report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, by December 1, 2017.

WHO:               Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford)

Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta)

Sen. Michael Rhett (D – Marietta)

Commissioner Frank Berry, Dept. of Community Health

Becky Kurtz, Atlanta Regional Commission

Blake Fulenwider, Dept. of Community Health

Brian Dowd, Dept. of Community Health

Carmen Chubb, Dept. of Community Affairs

Barbara Reddick, Southwest Georgia Regional Commissioner

Abby Cox, Division of Aging Services

Bobby Cagle, Division of Family and Children Services

Dr. Terry Timberlake, Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Cassandra Price, Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Dr. David Holland, Fulton County Board of Health

George Canavaggio, Dept. of Veterans Service

WHAT:             First Study Committee Meeting

WHEN:            Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:          Coverdell Legislative Office Building – Room 310

18 Capitol Square SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

 

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For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017

Ines Owens, Director

ines.owens@senate.ga.gov

 

Sen. Renee Unterman Urging Action on Opioid Epidemic

ATLANTA (June 26, 2017) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) is urging U.S. Senate members Sen. Johnny Isakson (R – GA) and Sen. David Perdue (R – GA) to be cognizant of the far-reaching effects of the opioid crisis and how cuts to Medicaid could exacerbate the financial stress that opioid overdoses are putting on the emergency medical system. These cuts would affect county and private EMS, emergency rooms and treatment programs.

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