Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-4-12-.18

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through October 9, 2020
Rule 290-4-12-.18 - Central Registry
(1) To prevent simultaneous enrollment of a patient in more than one program, all programs shall participate in a central registry approved by the department. Patients must be informed of the program's participation in the central registry and prior to initiating a central registry inquiry, the program must obtain the patient's signed consent. Within 72 hours of admission, the program shall initiate a clearance inquiry by submitting to the approved central registry, the name, date of birth, anticipated date of admission, and any other relevant information required for the clearance procedure. No person shall be admitted to a program who is reported by the central registry to be participating in another such program, or in the event a dual enrollment is found, the patient must be discharged from one program in order to continue enrollment at another program. Reports received by the central registry shall be treated as confidential and shall not be released except to a licensed program, or as required by law. Information made available by the central registry to programs shall also be treated as confidential.
(2) To prevent simultaneous enrollment of persons in different programs located in different states, if a program operates within 125 miles of any adjoining state and that state also has a central registry, the program shall, at the direction of the SNA, participate in the central registries of the adjoining state.

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-4-12-.18

O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-5-2, 26-5-6.

Original Rule entitled "Central Registry" adopted. F. Sept. 18, 1997; eff. Oct. 8, 1997.
Repealed: New Rule, same title, adopted. F. May 21, 1999; eff. Jun. 10, 1999.