Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-4-5-.02 - Scope of Services

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

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 psychologist.

(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 retardation record.
(c) Mental Health/Mental Retardation records shall be established and maintained as prescribed in the policies and procedures established by the Department of Corrections.
(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.
(e) Mental 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 Department.


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. 45-10-20(a)(1)).
Original Rule, entitled "Scope of Services," filed as Rule 415-4-5-.02 on November 14, 1984; effective December 4, 1984, renumbered as Rule 125-4-5-.02. Filed June 28, 1985; effective July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency.

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