Action in the Regulatory Arena
|Primary Focus||Narcotic Treatment Programs|
|Agency||Department of Community Health|
|Title/Description||Narcotic Treatment Programs Central Registry|
|Citation||Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 111–8–53–.19|
To prevent simultaneous enrollment of a patient in more than one program, all programs shall participate in the Central Registry approved by the Department and operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and shall comply with any policies, procedures or rules of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities which are associated with the Central Registry. Patients must be informed of the program’s participation in the Central Registry, and prior to initiating a Central Registry inquiry, the program must obtain the patient’s signed consent. Reports received by the Central Registry shall be treated as confidential and shall not be released except to a licensed program or as required by law. Information made available by the Central Registry to program shall also be treated as confidential.
Original Rule entitled “Central Registry” adopted Sep. 9, 2013. Amended Feb. 15, 2018, effective March 7, 2018.
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