Mental health services shall be available to inmates who have
a diagnosable and treatable mental disorder, including alcohol and drug abuse,
and those inmates who are limited in their functioning due to mental
retardation, as recommended by the institutional physician, psychiatrist or
(a) The services
provided shall be passed upon a written assessment performed by a licensed
psychologist, psychiatrist or other physician which shall be a part of the
inmate's mental health/ mental retardation record.
(b) MH/MR services shall be based upon an
individualized treatment plan approved by an appropriately licensed
psychiatrist or licensed pathologist or other qualified physician. The
treatment plan shall be a part of the inmate's permanent mental health/mental
Health/Mental Retardation records shall be established and maintained as
prescribed in the policies and procedures established by the Department of
(d) In accordance with
procedures set forth in State law, the Commissioner may obtain the services of
a licensed psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, or other personnel employed by
another agency of state government where the services will be in the best
interests of the State.
Health/Mental Retardation treatment and services shall be made available to
inmates who have a remedial mental condition or who in the opinion of the MH/MR
staff may otherwise benefit from such treatment or services at institutions
designated by the Commissioner or at other facilities accessible to the
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-4-5-.02
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); Ga. L. 1980, p. 675; (O.C.G.A.
Original Rule, entitled
"Scope of Services," filed as Rule 415-4-5-.02 on November 14, 1984; effective
December 4, 1984, renumbered as
Filed June 28, 1985; effective
July 20, 1985, as specified by