New Ga. laws taking effect Mon. address healthcare, ambulance fees, and more

As is the case the first of every year, a number of new laws are taking effect Monday, Jan.1. Here’s a rundown of this year’s, courtesy

The Consumer Access to Contracted Healthcare (CATCH) Act is the only significant new law that will go into effect in Georgia on January 1, 2024. This act ensures consumer access to quality healthcare by setting adequacy standards for network plans offered by insurers and guarantees that everyone with insurance has access to primary and specialty care; mental healthcare; pharmacies and laboratories; and substance abuse treatment programs 12.

Other laws taking effect in 2024 are tweaks to various laws or regulations that were already on the books. These include:

Lastly, a new Georgia law will lower personal income tax rates starting in 2024. Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 1437 into law on April 26, 2022. The new law replaces the current graduated personal income tax with a flat rate of 5.49% effective Jan. 1, 2024, with gradual rate reductions until the flat rate reaches 4.99% 2.