2020 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 4 - Jails
Article 4 - Deductions From Inmate Accounts for Expenses
§ 42-4-70. Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 42-4-70 (2020)

As used in this article, the term:

  1. "Detention facility" means a municipal or county jail used for the detention of persons charged with or convicted of either a felony, a misdemeanor, or a municipal offense.
  2. "Inmate" means a person who is detained in a detention facility by reason of being charged with or convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor, or a municipal offense.
  3. "Medical treatment" means each visit initiated by the inmate to an institutional physician; physician's extender, including a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner; dentist; optometrist; or psychiatrist for examination or treatment.
  4. "Officer in charge" means the sheriff, if the detention facility is under his supervision, or the warden, captain, or superintendent having the supervision of any other detention facility.

(Code 1981, §42-4-70, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 2942, § 1; Ga. L. 1995, p. 1059, § 2; Ga. L. 1996, p. 1081, § 2; Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 3/HB 509.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1995, p. 1059, effective July 1, 1995, purported to amend paragraph (1) of subsection (a); however, this Code section does not contain a subsection (a), and the amendment is deemed to apply to paragraph (1) following the undesignated introductory paragraph.

Law reviews.

- For note on 1992 enactment of this Code section, see 9 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 310 (1992). For review of 1996 legislation relating to jails, see 13 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 269 and 273 (1996).


Cited in Cherokee County v. North Cobb Surgical Assocs., P.C., 221 Ga. App. 496, 471 S.E.2d 561 (1996).

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