LTC Regulations

Legal Authority:
O.C.G.A. § 31-7-1, Title 31- Health; Chapter 7- Regulation and Construction of Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities; Article 1- Regulation of Hospitals and Related InstitutionsO.C.G.A. § 31-7-1, Title 31- Health; Chapter 7- Regulation and Construction of Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities; Article 5- Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Authorities
The following link will take you to the Georgia General Assembly, Georgia Code website. Scroll down the page to findO.C.G.A. § 31-7-300.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated
  • Patient Rights, Chapter 290-4-6, effective May 12, 1982,amended September 11, 1991.
Requirements for States and Long Term Care Facilities, CFR Title 42, Chapter IV, Part 483.5 through 483.75 (for those facilities that chose to be certified)

Federal Regulations

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions for Coverage (CfC) and Conditions for Participations (CoPs) for Long Term Care Facilities

AMDA Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the Nursing Facility: Implications for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors

An indispensable resource tool for medical directors and other long term care practitioners, the Synopsis of Federal Regulations contains summary charts emphasizing clinical requirements and interpretive guidelines for surveyors as published in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) State Operations Manual. Although the surveyors are instructed to follow the requirements and to use the Interpretive Guidelines only as guidance, they will most likely follow the Interpretive Guidelines when deciding whether and to what extent facilities meet the intent of the requirements. The Synopsis also contains “Recommendations for Medical Directors and Attending Physicians”—AMDA’s suggestions for physician compliance and good quality long term medical care. (Updated Quarterly)

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Free Resource: Tip Sheet on Controlled Substance Prescribing in LTC

Medical societies seeking to ensure compassionate and high quality care for long term care patients joined together to develop a “Tip Sheet on Prescribing for Controlled Substances in Long Term Care.” The document is designed to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long term care, and deal with aggressive enforcement actions by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. View Tip Sheet