05/09/14 - Rural Freestanding Emergency Department Rules to take effect May 19, 2014. - On April 29, 2014 the Board of Community Health approved for final adoption the proposed rule changes to revise the Rules and Regulations for Hospitals, Chapter 111-8-40, to identify and define Rural Freestanding Emergency Departments.
01/10/13 - New Personal Care Home Rules Took effect January 8, 2013. - All personal care homes are required to be in compliance with the new rules.
12/03/12 - Hand in Hand Letter to Nursing Home Providers.
11/08/12 - Heathcare Facility Regulation Division is pleased to announce the launch of the GaMap2Care mapping application.
10/01/12 - Misleading Advertisements for Inappropiate Services - Posted 10/01/12
09/05/12 - Notice: Rule 111-8-25-.03 of the Rules for General Licensing and Enforcement Requirements has been amended by the Board of Community Health to permit the Department to accept payment of licensure activity fees by credit card. This amended rule takes effect September 11, 2012. - Posted 09/05/12
06/22/12 - Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Rule Changes: Chapter 111-8-25 General Licensing and Enforcement Requirements - Posted 06/22/12
04/10/12 - Notice: Use of the Term "Assisted Living" by Personal Care Homes - Posted 04/10/12
03/05/2012 - Frequently Asked Questions for new licensing category: Assisted Living Communities - Posted 03/07/12
02/03/2012 - Information to review if you are considering applying to become licensed as an Assisted Living Community (ALC). An ALC is a personal care home that serves 25 or more residents and offers assisted living care to its residents. Assisted living care includes personal services, administration of medications by certified medication aides and assisted self-preservation for the residents of the community.
- Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Communities--Interpretive Guidelines - Posted 02/03/12
- Application Packet for Becoming Licensed as an Assisted Living Community - Posted 02/03/12
- Payment Invoice for Application for Certified Medication Aide - Updated 03/15/12
12/30/2011 - Notice to Applicants for Certificates, Permits, Registrations and Licenses. As a result of the passage of HB 87 (2011), the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division cannot issue a new license or certificate beginning January 1, 2012 unless the proper affidavit with a secure and verifiable document attached is on file with the Division. The new affidavit form can be found in the relevant application packet listed under forms and applications. The affidavit form has changed from the one previously required for some programs. Applicants must use the new affidavit form and attach a copy of a secure and verifiable document.
12/30/2011 - Notice to Certificate of Need Applicants. Effective January 1, 2012, as a result of the passage of HB 87 (2011), the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division cannot issue a Certificate of Need unless the proper affidavit with a secure and verifiable document attached is on file with the Division. Instructions for complying with the new requirements can be found on the CON Applications and Forms page.
7/25/2011 - Rules and Regulations for Proxy Caregivers Used in Licensed Healthcare Facilities Effective August 7, 2011