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.
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.
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
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
ATLANTA (August 28, 2017) | The first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians’ Access to Adequate Healthcare will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 450 of the Georgia State Capitol.
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.