Healthcare Facility Regulation Division COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Rule Waiver: Vaccine Administration

Download this pdf file. Read the waiver

Updated Guidance for nursing home and other long-term care facilities visitation

Download this pdf file. Read the updated CMS guidance on visitation in nursing homes

Download this pdf file. Read the DPH Administrative Order

Long-Term Care Facility Reporting

Download this pdf file. HFRD Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report FAQs

Partnering with GHCA on Nurse Aide Training

On April 2, 2020, under the authority of the Section 1135 blanket waiver issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 30, 2020, the Department approved a temporary nurse aide training program to address staffing challenges in nursing homes. This temporary training program was established with assistance from the Georgia Health Care Association and Alliant Health Solutions to provide quick onboarding for nurse aides that will be needed to care for residents during this emergency period. Please see program notice and application below:

Download this pdf file. Notice - Temporary Nursing Aide Training Program

Download this pdf file. Temporary Nursing Aide Training Program Application

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECKS

Rule Variance for Fingerprint Criminal Background Checks:  Chapter 111-8-12-.06(3)(a)

Applicable to:

  • Adult Day Centers
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospices
  • Intermediate Care Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Care Homes
  • Private Home Care Providers

Download this pdf file. Updated Rule Variance – Effective October 1, 2020

COVID-19 Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Guidance

 

INFORMATION FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES AND PERSONAL CARE HOMES 

Click here to read a joint statement regarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and personal care homes.

For more info on COVID-19, visit the CDC and DPH sites.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK: DOCUMENT REQUESTS

Effective immediately, we are no longer accepting the following documents by fax or U.S. mail.  All documents and requests must be sent electronically VIA EMAIL OR ONLINE SUBMISSION.  Please use the links and addresses below to submit these requests online.  MAIL OR FAX CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.  Thank you for your cooperation as we focus on critical resources on this public health crisis.

File a Complaint:  https://dch.georgia.gov/divisionsoffices/healthcare-facility-regulation/facility-licensure/hfr-file-complaint

Open Records Requests:   [email protected]

License Applications and Fee Payments:  [email protected]  Please send an email to request an address or link for mailing fee payments. 

Requests for a Hearing:  [email protected]

Facility-Reported Incidents:  https://dch.georgia.gov/facility-incident-report-form

 

General inquiries: 

Facility Types

Acute Care (Hospital/ASC, etc.)

[email protected]dch.ga.gov

Diagnostic Services (Lab/Xray)

[email protected]

Drug Treatment

[email protected]

Home Health and Hospice

[email protected]

Nursing Homes

[email protected]

Personal Care Homes (ALC, Adult Day, CLA)

[email protected]

Private Home Care

[email protected]

Specialized Care (ESRD, Rural Health, OPT, etc.)

[email protected]

Miscellaneous

Civil Money Penalty Grant

[email protected]

Deemed Status for Private Home Care, DATEP, CLA

[email protected]