Office of Health Planning Design and Construction

Design and Construction Forms for Health Care Facilities

The following information is for Health Care Facilities (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes and ambulatory surgical treatment centers).

All construction projects (regardless of cost or CON reviewability) involving renovations, alterations or additions and all new construction projects must be submitted to the Division of Health Planning for review and approved in writing before construction begins.

 Plan Review Guidelines - Updated 05/12/16
 Plan Transmittal Form - Updated 05/12/16
 Program Narrative Form - Updated 05/12/16
 Request for 100% Inspection Form - Updated 05/12/16

While it is permissible to submit schematic/preliminary and design development plans to this office by mail, it is customary and encouraged that an appointment be made for a sit-down review. Only one copy of the plan is required for review; however, the design professional may wish to bring an additional copy to record notes, changes and other comments. Final construction documents (one set) shall be mailed in and reviews will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the time required for a complete review and time commitments to other projects, sit-down reviews of final construction plans are not possible.


2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities

An Announcement regarding the new Guidelines can be found here.  Information about accessing a copy of the new 2014 FGI Guidelines can be found here.

State rules require that construction projects comply with the current edition of the Guidelines that are in force and accepted by the Department when the project is submitted for review.    

Submit all plans and correspondence to:

Georgia Department of Community Health
Office of Health Planning
Architectural Review Unit
5th Floor, 2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Fax: 770-344-4282
E-Mail: ehotton@dch.ga.gov
           ewilkins@dch.ga.gov

These projects are subject to review and approval of the State Fire Marshal's Office, (404) 656-7087, and any local fire and/or building authorities.