Georgia Laws And Georgia Regulatory Structure
Georgia law protects the elderly with a number of statutory and regulatory enactments. In addition there are many agencies throughout Georgia that exist to provide services for the elderly. If you, or a loved one, may be the victim of elder abuse or neglect, please contact Charles Scholle, a dedicated Atlanta metro area lawyer with the expertise to guide families through the process of protecting their elderly loved one.
Civil and Criminal Statutes
- Bill of Rights for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities OCGA § 31-8-100 et seq.
- Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act OCGA § 30-5-1 et seq.
- Long-term Care Facility Resident Abuse Reporting Act OCGA § 31-8-80 et seq.
- Cruelty to a Person 65 Years of Age or Older OCGA § 16-5-100.
State Agencies and Organizations
- Georgia Department of Community Health
- Georgia Adult Protective Services
- Georgia Council on Aging
- Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen
- Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation
- Georgia Division of Aging Services
- Georgia Division of Aging Services, Elder Rights & Advocacy Programs
- Georgia Long Term Care Ombudsman
- Georgia Office of Attorney General
Regulations (Full Text Available Online at Georgia Department of Community Health website).
- Nursing Home. Georgia Regs. 290-5-8
- Intermediate Care Home. Georgia Regs. 290-5-9
- Community Living Arrangement. Georgia Regs. 290-9-37
- Personal Care Home. Georgia Regs. 111-8-62
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