The Office of General Counsel provides legal guidance and direction for the department. Support to the department includes critical tasks that help promote a myriad of department initiatives concerning health care and planning, including, but not limited to, statutory, regulatory, and policy implementation.
- Contracts Administration Section: Manages the contracts process for the department, and is responsible for document review, drafting and negotiations.
- Legal Services Section: Provides legal services for the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® programs, including representation of the department in administrative proceedings, litigation support to the Department of Law, and research, drafting and review of Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® policies and procedures.
- Open Records Section: Responds to requests for records in the possession of the department pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act.
- Medical-Legal Partnership: A Medical Legal-Partnership in Georgia is defined pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. 31-2-4(d)(11). Such partnership may use the along with the to request the Department’s approval of the Partnership’s program for the determination of eligibility for grants. The is to be used by the Partnership if the Department’s initial approval needs to be updated, e.g. as a result of a change in partners or if the Department’s initial approval becomes dated. Please submit the forms and supporting documentation to the address indicated on the forms.