Privacy, Rules & Regulations

Privacy Practices Notice

The Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA Policy 23-101) is official notification from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) about the rights each individual has as a person seeking or receiving services. This notice describes how your confidential and protected health information can be used or disclosed by DBHDD. It also explains how to get access to your confidential and protected health information. Please read the document in its entirety. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the DBHDD HIPAA Privacy Officer as shown on the Notice.

Policy 23-101: Notice of Privacy Practices
Note: scroll to the bottom of the policy to view the Notice of Privacy Practice attachment.

Rules & Regulations

The official rules for the following programs are on record with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Please note that where PDF versions of the

rules are provided on this website, they are unofficial copies of the rules that have been reformatted and compiled for the convenience of the public by DBHDD. More PDF copies of the rules will be posted at a later date.

82-1-1: Organization of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
82-1-2: Administrative Rules of Procedure
82-2-1: Clinical Evaluation and Substance Abuse Treatment for DUI Offenders
82-5-1 Patient’s Rights
82-8-1 Emergency Receiving, Evaluating, and Treatment Facilities
82-7-1 Patient Cost of Care

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has proposed rules and regulations related to Patient’s Rights, Cost of Care, and Emergency Receiving, Evaluating, and Treatment Facilities.  DBHDD is seeking comments from the public. 

Cost of Care

  1. Public Notice Cost of Care
  2. Synopsis Cost of Care
  3. Cost of  Care Rules and Regulations

Emergency Receiving

  1. Public Notice Emergency Receiving
  2. Synopsis Emergency Receiving
  3. Emergency Receiving Rules and Regulations

 Patient's Rights

  1. Public Notice Patient’s Rights
  2. Synopsis Patient’s Rights
  3. Patient’s Rights Rules and Regulations

Subscribe to Mailing List

The Department of Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities maintains an electronic mailing list for anyone interested in receiving electronic notices of proposed rules and regulations. If you wish to be added to this electronic mailing list, please send your contact information including your name, organization, if applicable, email address and telephone number to one of the following: