Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-4-5-.01 - Responsibility

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

When a person is committed to a correctional institution and diagnosed as having mental disorder, it is the responsibility of the Department to provide necessary mental health care for the inmate. Treatment and services as described in this chapter shall be administered by a Director of Mental Health who shall be appointed by the Commissioner. The Director shall develop and coordinate such services with appropriate Department personnel and other state agencies. An inmate, his or her family, or other individuals shall not be required to pay any portion of the fee or expenses for the inmate's mental health treatment. An inmate on work release status may be required to contribute to outpatient mental health care obtained in the community pursuant to his (her) work release plan and in accordance with current policies and procedures applicable to inmates on work release status.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-4-5-.01
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, Par. (b); Ga. L. 1956, pp. 161, 170; 1969, p. 598; Ga. L. 1978, p. 1647 (O.C.G.A. 42-2-11); Ga. L. 1956, pp. 161, 171; 1964, pp. 489, 490; 1968, p. 1399; 1969, p. 602; 1971, pp. 435, 436; 1972, p. 582; 1973, pp. 1297, 1298, 1299; Ga. L. 1979, p. 376; Ga. L. 1981, p. 1434 (O.C.G.A. 42-5-51); Ga. L. 1956, pp. 161, 174; 1964, pp. 491, 492; 1970, pp. 318, 319 (O.C.G.A. 42-5-53); Ga. L. 1972, p. 838 (O.C.G.A. 42-5-6); Ga. L. 1982, p. 1476 (O.C.G.A. 17-7-131).
Original Rule, entitled "Responsibility," filed as Rule 415-4-5-.01 on November 14, 1984; effective December 4, 1984, renumbered as Rule 125-4-5-.01 on November 14, 1984; effective December 4, 1984, renumbered as Rule 125-4-5-.01. Filed June 28, 1985; effective July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency.

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