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The Act changes confidentiality provisions concerning investigations of and disciplinary actions against doctors. By adding a new chapter to the Georgia Code, the Act enacts the Patients Right to Know Act, which creates a physician profiling system. The profiles contain background information about doctors including education, number of years in practice, any felony convictions, malpractice judgments, and revocation of hospital privileges. The Act also allows patients to find out the cost of medical treatments. Finally, the Act provides that patients can file grievances against doctors for treatment received.

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