The Committee endorsed the Action Plan for 2023 and discussed sundry legal initiatives. Aa the Chair, Zaza Lominadze notes, in 2023, the Committee intensifies the healthcare strategy direction and will attach special attention to the fulfillment of the commitments on EU integration. The legislation regulating healthcare and social protection shall be approximated to 10 EU legal acts.
The Committee discussed and approved the recommendations issued within enforcement control on the Law on Adoption and Foster Care. Committee members discussed the legal initiative of the Georgian citizens Shalva Khachapuridze and Zurab Vanishvili envisaging the inclusion of a new psychotropic substance of Phenibut in the list.
As the specialists urge, and according to the Healthcare Ministry, the drug is being used in practice for years as a medical product and no information on its negative impact is available so far. It has negative side effects only in excessive dosing similar to other medicines and hence, the Committee rejected the initiative.
The Committee discussed the legal initiative of the citizen Marine Jonjua on tax remissions on salaries for single mothers, namely, to increase non-taxable salary from 3000 to 6000 GEL.
The Committee rejected the initiative due to its failure to meet the legal requirements and absence of the financial calculations. The Committee discussed and approved the Draft Defense Code initiated by the Government, which has been discussed jointly with the Regional Policy and Self-Government Committee with the I reading.