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New Georgia Law Imposes Extensive New Requirements for Georgia Long-Term Care Facilities

Written by: Brittany H. Cone, Esq. and Jordan Johnson, Esq.

On June 30, 2020, House Bill 987 was signed into law addressing many of the concerns presented by Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Unprotected” investigative series regarding Georgia’s Long Term Care industry. Many of the sweeping requirements implemented by this law go into effect beginning July 1, 2021, including: (1) mandated staffing ratios and direct care staff training for certain personal care homes and assisted living communities; (2) financial stability requirements for certain personal care homes and assisted living communities applying for licensure; (3) Certification requirements for personal care homes and assisted living communities with a designated additional or specialized memory care unit/center; (4) specific staffing and training requirements for those personal care homes and assisted living facilities with designated additional or specialized memory care units/centers; and (5) expansion of the administrator license requirements to personal care homes and assisted living communities. For a more detailed breakdown of the specifics of these new requirements, please check out the links below:

House Bill 987 Breakdown

Georgia law before and after House Bill 987