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.

To view all DBHDD Policies, please visit DBHDD PolicyStat: https://gadbhdd.policystat.com. Questions about DBHDD Policies may be sent to PolicyQuestions@dbhdd.ga.gov.

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

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:

Mailing Address
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
ATTN: Office of Legal Services
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 22-264
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
E-mail: legal@dbhdd.ga.gov
Fax: (404) 657-2173