HCA Healthcare’s employee-based grassroots team
engaged in state and national level political issues.

HIV Physician Notification

Dr. Pat O’Neal with the Department of Public Health (DPH) was successful in pushing SB 342 through the system. It permits DPH to notify a patient’s physician when records indicate that a patient has fallen out of treatment for HIV.

O’Neal testified on both sides of the Capitol that keeping HIV-positive patients in treatment can now prevent eventual cases of full blown AIDS.

STATES: Georgia (2014)