Health and Human Services Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Health and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (dead link)


This committee is responsible for legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This Committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals as well as medicinal provisions.[4][5]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Health and Human Services Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (15)Republican members (22)Third-party members (1)
James BeverlySharon Cooper, ChairE. Culver Kidd
Karla DrennerBen Watson, Vice Chair
Carol FullertonEd Rynders
J. Craig GordonTimothy Barr
Michele HensonBruce Broadrick
Henry HowardMickey Channell
Sheila JonesMike Cheokas
Margaret KaiserJosh Clark
Billy MitchellValerie Clark
Alisha Thomas MorganKatie Dempsey
Howard MosbyBuddy Harden
Nikki RandallMatt Hatchett
Dexter SharperLee Hawkins
Mickey StephensDoug Holt
Pam StephensonRick Jasperse
B.J. Pak
Don Parsons
Allen Peake
Jimmy Pruett
Carl Rogers
Barbara Sims
Joe Wilkinson


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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