Georgia Association of Physician Assistants

Member Login

HB 557 Passes

Have A Question?

Have a question or something to share with GAPA? Get in touch, and we’ll be happy to talk about it!

HB 557 Passes

GAPA priority legislative PASSES!

HB 557, a culmination of four years of immediate work and many more before, passed in final form.  The bill allows PAs and APRNs to prescribe a 5-day supply of hydrocodone and oxycodone and related compounds to adult patients in an emergency.  The bill also simplifies some of the procedures of adding/changing supervising physicians at the Composite Medical Board.  Finally, the bill allows PAs and APRNs to write for disability parking placards. The bill passed both the House and Senate overwhelmingly and now heads to the Governor for consideration. A HUGE thank you to the following legislative leaders who were absolutely instrumental to the bill’s passage:

  1. Representative Ron Stephens  (R-Savannah)
  2. Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones (R-Alpharetta) & her stellar Chief of Staff, Tyler Mashburn.
  3. Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones and his exceptional Health Policy Advisor Ines Owens.
  4. Senator Larry Walker (R-Perry)
  5. Representative Butch Parrish (R-Swainsboro)

We will keep you apprised of next steps.

Share This :