June 28, 2024

HFRD Releases Notices for Compliance With “No Patient Left Alone” Act

During the 2024 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed the No Patient Left Alone Act (House Bill 663), which was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp on May 6, 2024. This legislation (codified at O.C.G.A. § 31-7-430 et seq.) establishes visitation rights for individuals admitted to hospitals and long-term care facilities. The required notice is available on the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division Laws & Regulations webpage in both a one-page and a two-page format. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 31-7-434, each hospital or long-term care facility (nursing home, intermediate care home, assisted living community, personal care home, community living arrangement or inpatient hospice facility) shall post the notice on its website.

Please click here for the notice.