A Message from Commissioner Frank Berry
March 11, 2014 - DBHDD remains firm in our commitment to the development of a statewide community-based system of care. As a result of the department’s settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are assessing the unique needs of all individuals with developmental disabilities currently residing in our hospitals. Consequently, we have made the decision to suspend patient transitions into community-based settings.
February 28, 2014 - As the department continues to build community-based services throughout Georgia, our goal is to provide easy access to high-quality services. The Community Reinvestment & Expansion Project shows current services and locations, and those that will be built in 2014 and 2015.
February 19, 2014 - On Feb. 11, Easter Seals Southern Georgia, a key partner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), presented awards to city officials and community leaders for their dedication to serving individuals with disabilities.
February 10, 2014 - DBHDD is continuing the work of procuring an administrative services organization (ASO) in an effort to improve the current service delivery infrastructure and system monitoring. In September 2013, the department held a series of listening sessions and conducted a survey of stakeholders. Thank you to those who participated in our stakeholder sessions and surveys. DBHDD plans to post the request for proposal in the spring of 2014.
The FY 2014 Provider Manuals for Community Behavioral Health Providers and Community Developmental Disabilities Providers have been updated on February 28, 2014.
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