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Sen. Renee Unterman to Host Mental Health Summit

ATLANTA (May 15, 2017)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), along with Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, will hold a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit at the Gwinnett County Courthouse on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm. They will be joined by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald, collaborative stakeholders and state and local community leaders.


The purpose of the summit is to bring together mental health stakeholders to discuss community based therapy services for people in need.


WHO:               Sen. Renee Unterman and Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader


WHAT:             Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit


WHEN:             Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:          Gwinnett County Courthouse


                           75 Langley Drive

                           Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046


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For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2017

For Information Contact:

Ines Owens, Acting Director
(404) 656-0028

Nurse Compact Legislation Signed into Law

ATLANTA (May 10, 2017) | Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 109 into Georgia law on Monday, May, 8, 2017. SB 109 addresses several healthcare topics including the creation of a “Nurse Licensure Compact” which was originally proposed in SB 166 sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford). (more…)

Sex Trafficking Laws Strengthened in Georgia

ATLANTA (May 9, 2017) | Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 341 into Georgia law which was carried by Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) in the Senate. (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman Commends Signing of Opioid Legislation

ATLANTA (May 4, 2017) | Earlier today, Governor Nathan Deal signed three pieces of legislation that address opioid abuse into Georgia law. Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) carried one of these bills, House Bill 249 in the Senate, and has been a long-time advocate for laws which help fight the opioid epidemic in Georgia.


Sen. Renee Unterman Receives 2016 GPHA Legislator of the Year Award

GPHA Award PicATLANTA (April 17, 2017) | On April 12, 2017, Sen. Renee Unterman (R– Buford) received the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award from the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA). She received the award in front of more than 500 GPHA members at the association’s annual spring meeting in Atlanta.