FAKE AGENT CALLS
The Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board and trying to obtain personal information. These calls are scams. Information regarding your licensure number, issue date, expiration date, and address of record is available on the Board’s website. Your NPI number is also available on the Internet. The Board would not contact you by phone to obtain your personal information. We would contact you to set up a time that you can contact us and give you a valid call back number or schedule an in person meeting. The Board is located in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes. (404, 470, 678 or 770) If you receive a call like this please do not give any personal information and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at email@example.com.
Learn about the Woman's Right to Know Act
The Woman's Right to Know Act, passed by the General Assembly in 2005, is legislation that updates Georgia's abortion requirements by ensuring that women are given the opportunity to make an informed decision about the procedure.
“Women have a right to learn about all of the options available to them in the event of an unwanted pregnancy,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “The Woman's Right to Know Act is a common sense approach to a sensitive issue and it reflects the mainstream values that Georgians share.”
The Act requires that women who seek abortions be fully informed about relevant issues such as:
- Abortion methods and possible medical risks
- Possible detrimental psychological effects
- Medical risks of carrying a pregnancy to term
- Probable gestational age of the fetus at the time of the procedure
- The Father's responsibility
- Information on free ultrasounds