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Georgia Code Title 16. Crimes and Offenses § 16-3-23

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A person is justified in threatening or using force against another when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes that such threat or force is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation; however, such person is justified in the use of force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if:

(1)?The entry is made or attempted in a violent and tumultuous manner and he or she reasonably believes that the entry is attempted or made for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein and that such force is necessary to prevent the assault or offer of personal violence;

(2)?That force is used against another person who is not a member of the family or household and who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and forcibly entered the residence and the person using such force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred; or

(3)?The person using such force reasonably believes that the entry is made or attempted for the purpose of committing a felony therein and that such force is necessary to prevent the commission of the felony.

(a)(1)?The Department of Health may appoint an advisory committee to assist in the development and review of rules promulgated under the authority of this subchapter.

(2)?The committee shall consist of an uneven number of persons, not to exceed seven (7), appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health.

(b)(1)?Membership on the advisory committee shall include representatives qualified by experience and affiliation to represent the viewpoints of persons and groups most likely to become participants within the PC-DI-TL services components of the established program.

(2)?The advisory committee may include representatives from the medical and allied health professional community, individuals with poison control, drug information, and toxicological services knowledge and expertise, state and local governmental officials, and public interest groups.

(3)?In the selection of members, the secretary shall appoint only those persons with professional expertise in poison control, drug information, toxicological laboratory services, or other health and safety fields.

(c)?Members of the advisory committee may receive expense reimbursement in accordance with ??25-16-901 et seq.

(d)?Any reasonable administrative and technical assistance required by the committee shall be provided by the secretary in consultation with the UAMS-Pharmacy and UAMS-Library permanent components of the PC-DI-TL program.

(e)?The advisory committee may seek advice and information from interested knowledgeable persons or governmental agencies within or without the state to assist in policy determinations and regulatory standards.

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