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 soley to provide services for the elderly. We hope all Georgians who need their services will take advantage of the fact that we have this support in our state. If you, or a loved one, may be the victim of elder abuse or neglect, please contact Scholle Law, a dedicated Atlanta metro area law firm with the expertise to guide families through the process of protecting their elderly loved one.
Civil and Criminal Statutes found in Georgia Protect the Elderly From Abuse and Harm In Georgia, we have a Bill of Rights for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities which is found at OCGA § 31-8-100 et seq. We also have protections for Disabled Adults and Elder Persons located at OCGA § 30-5-1 et seq. In addition, we have an act which allows for reporting abuse in long term care facilities found at OCGA § 31-8-80 et seq. Finally, we have a general act that prohibits cruelty to those persons who are age 65 and up which can be reviewed at OCGA § 16-5-100.
Georgia's 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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