The state’s ailing Medicaid program benefited from critical care
Friday, when the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that will make
way for renewal of a fee on hospitals.
Senate Bill 24 will transfer the power to levy the fee — seen
as necessary to avoid a loss of $700 million in funding for the
medical care program that serves low-income Georgians — from
the Legislature to the state’s community health care agency.
The Department of Community Health (DCH), Healthcare Facility Regulation
Division (HFRD) invites you to attend a Town Hall Meeting on the topic,
“Establishing Meaningful Distinctions for Levels of Care in Licensed
Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes”.
The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the DCH Board Room, 5th Floor,
2 Peachtree Street, NW on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to provide a forum where
interested consumers, providers, advocates, stakeholders and regulators
may discuss the topic informally. This informal dialogue will assist
the DCH in its development of proposed rules for personal care homes
and assisted living communities as a result of the passage of SB 178
which creates a licensure category called assisted living communities.
Of course, any rules that the DCH ultimately develops would be
taken through an informal rules advisory group process and the public
rule-making process. If you are unable to attend the Town Hall Meeting,
but would like to provide input on this topic, please feel free to send
your input electronically to DCH staff using the following email address:
That web page also includes some questions for which DCH wants public input.