Advocacy

Capitol Visit

GCCN serves as an advocate in the legislative and regulatory arenas, having worked to initially pass and later improve legislation that established the Georgia Volunteers in Medicine Act, a program that provides sovereign immunity to clinics and their volunteers. GCCN also worked to acquire CME and CE credits for the volunteer hours provided to a clinic by physicians, dentists and dental hygienists.

In 2015 GCCN advocated for and was successful in acquiring a $500,000 FY2016 state appropriation for the clinics’ capacity building and expansion of services, as well as the reinstatement of the state sales tax exemption for clinics.