Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-1-1-.09 - Records

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) The records of the Board of Corrections and the Department of Corrections are maintained by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections at his office in Atlanta.
(2) The request should include the Requestor's name, mailing address, contact telephone number, and list of records requested. The Department of Corrections will provide a response within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed three (3) business days of receipt. Reasonable fees, as allowed by the Open Records Act, may be charged for fulfillment of the request.
(3)
(a) All institutional inmate files and central office inmate files of the Department of Corrections are classified as confidential state secrets and privileged under law, unless declassified in writing by the Commissioner. These records are subject to subpoena by a court of competent jurisdiction of this state.
(b) Offenders' medical and mental health records are subject to the provisions of HIPAA.
(c) Investigative files and intelligence information compiled by the Office of Professional Standards are classified as confidential state secrets and privileged under law, unless declassified in writing by the Commissioner.
(d) Access to all other records maintained by the Department of Corrections shall be subject to the limitations imposed by state and/or federal law.
(4) Requests for information may be made in person at the Office of Legal Services, Gibson Hall, 300 Patrol Road, Forsyth, GA 31029, in writing to the Office of Legal Services, P.O. Box 1529, Forsyth, GA 31029, by telephone to (478) 992-5240, or via email to open.records@gdc.ga.gov.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-1-1-.09
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 42-2-2, 42-2-11, 42-5-36(c), 50-18-70, et seq.
Original Rule entitled "Records" adopted as R. 415-1-1-.09. F. July 19, 1983; eff. August 8, 1983. Amended: F. Apr. 11, 1985; eff. May 1, 1985; renumbered as R. 125-1-1-.09 of same title. F. June 28, 1985; eff. July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency. Amended: F. Feb. 6, 2003; eff. Feb. 26, 2003. Amended: F. June 5, 2008; eff. June 25, 2008. Amended: F. Mar. 2, 2022; eff. Mar. 22, 2022.

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