May 15, 2019

Gov. Kemp signs S.B. 207; GBPW to change name

At a bill signing ceremony last month in Newnan, Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 207 in to law, which changes the name of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce and alters the GBPW's composition to reflect the Board's changing mission.

The new name for the GBPW will be the "Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce," which aligns with the expanded scope of the Board's loan repayment programs, which includes physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses.

The legislation also changes the GBPW's board member structure to add a dentist, a physician assistant, and a nurse practitioner.

All changes will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Click HERE to read the bill.