Rachel L. King named Executive Director, DCH Office of Health Planning

April 24, 2015

ATLANTA (April 24, 2015) – Clyde L. Reese III, Esq., Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has announced the hire of Rachel L. King, Esq. as Executive Director of the Department’s Office of Health Planning, effective April 16, 2015. King brings broad-based legal experience in state government to her new role.

“Rachel’s strong track record of success in state government will be a great asset to the Office of Health Planning, as we continue to administer Georgia’s comprehensive Certificate of Need (CON) program,” said Commissioner Reese. “I am confident that Rachel’s experience will provide a steady hand to the program, and I look forward to working closely with her as she assumes this important role with DCH.”

King previously served as General Counsel at the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), which administers public benefits, child and adult protective services and child support services.  Her duties included the provision of advice and legal counsel to the Commissioner and his executive team, supervision of the Department’s legal team, coordination with outside counsel, as well as serving as the Department’s HIPAA privacy officer.

Prior to her tenure at DHS, King served as an attorney with the DCH Office of Health Planning. In that role, she represented the Department in matters before the Certificate of Need Appeal Panel. Prior to her work in the legal field, she spent ten years working in Human Resources with an emphasis on employee relations, benefits and compliance.

King obtained her Juris Doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law. She is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and an active participant in the State Bar Association of Georgia.

About the Georgia Department of Community Health

Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s uninsured and most vulnerable populations.

DCH is responsible for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®, the State Health Benefit Plan, Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia.

Clyde L. Reese III, Esq., serves as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

To learn more about DCH and its dedication to A Healthy Georgia, visit www.dch.georgia.gov.

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Jeremy Arieh 404-656-7645