Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick served as an orthopedic surgeon here in metro Atlanta for more than 30 years. She is the Chairwoman of the Ethics Committee.

As a physician, Kay is passionate about improving Georgia’s healthcare and insurance system. She has passed several bills to increase healthcare access and improve choices for patients.

Georgia Senate backs maternal mortality bill

Georgia senators unanimously approved a bill Monday designed to cut back on the state’s stubbornly high maternal mortality rate.  An amended version of House Bill 1114 now heads back to the House, where legislators have only a few days to act before the end of the 2020 session.  The measure, which senators cleared 48-0, would extend Medicaid for low-income mothers from two to six months following the

Around Town – Marietta Daily Journal

After confining herself to her east Cobb bedroom for two weeks to recover from a COVID-19 infection, state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick said she wants people to know they will get through this pandemic and that most folks are going to be fine. Kirkpatrick, who is also a physician, said she first noticed symptoms when she came down with a fever on March

Nonprofit food donations allowed in Georgia Senate bill

Legislation allowing nonprofit groups to make sandwiches for needy children during summer cleared the Georgia Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 345, dubbed the “Save Our Sandwiches Bill,” came after state health inspectors halted a Marietta-based summer food program after nearly 24 years of serving free homemade sandwiches to thousands of school children. A technicality in state law barred the nonprofit


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