Office of Health Planning Design and Construction

We are pleased to announce that Sandy Ferrier has joined our unit. Ms. Farrier earned a B.A. in Architecture from Kennesaw State University and most recently worked for a leading design, architecture, and engineering firm.

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 involving renovations, alterations or additions and all new construction projects must be submitted to the Office of Health Planning, Plans Review Unit, for review and approval in writing before construction begins.

Download this pdf file.Plan Review Guidelines  - Updated 09/10/20

Download this pdf file.Plan Transmittal Form  - Updated 09/10/20

Download this pdf file.Program Narrative Form  - Updated 09/10/20

Download this pdf file.Request for 100% Inspection Form  - Updated 09/10/20

While it is permissible to submit schematic/preliminary and design development plans to this office by mail, it is 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.

Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities

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

Submit all plans and correspondence to:

These projects are subject to review and approval of the State Fire Marshal's Office and any local fire and/or building authorities.