2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 31-6-47.1 (2010)
TITLE 31 - HEALTH
CHAPTER 6 - STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
ARTICLE 3 - CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM
§ 31-6-47.1 - Prior notice and approval of certain activities
31-6-47.1. Prior notice and approval of certain activities
The department shall require prior notice from a new health care facility for approval of any activity which is believed to be exempt pursuant to Code Section 31-6-47 or excluded from the requirements of this chapter under other provisions of this chapter. The department may require prior notice and approval of any activity which is believed to be exempt pursuant to paragraphs (10), (15), (16), (17), (20), (21), (23), (25), and (26) of subsection (a) of Code Section 31-6-47. The department shall be authorized to establish timeframes, forms, and criteria relating to its certification that an activity is properly exempt or excluded under this chapter prior to its implementation. The department shall publish notice of all requests for approval of an exempt activity and opposition to such request. Persons opposing a request for approval of an exempt activity shall be entitled to file an objection with the department and the department shall consider any filed objection when determining whether an activity is exempt. After the department's decision, an opposing party shall have the right to a fair hearing pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act," on an adverse decision of the department and judicial review of a final decision in the same manner and under the same provisions as in Code Section 31-6-44.1.
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