The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a substitute version of SB 418, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act this morning, setting it up for placement on the calendar for the full Senate to vote on before Crossover Day, March 25th. This legislation will establish a state surveillance system for the monitoring of prescribing and dispensing of certain medications.... This database would bypass Fourth Amendment requirements for a warrant for this information.
Our thoughts: This is a clear invasion of privacy and it gives government powers they do not need. We need to be more and more vigilant, even in our great state of Georgia, to ensure that lines are not crossed couched in the name of "doing good". Call and write to stop SB 418.