2022 Georgia Code
Title 49 - Social Services
Chapter 6 - Services for the Aging
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 49-6-3. Powers of Department

Universal Citation: GA Code § 49-6-3 (2022)

Without limiting the foregoing, the department is authorized to:

  1. Promote the health of and medical services for the aging in working with professional associations, hospitals, and institutions;
  2. Promote the rehabilitation of incapacitated older persons;
  3. Establish a state-wide coordinated program with participation of employers, employee’s organizations, and state and local agencies to promote greater and more suitable employment opportunities for older persons;
  4. Establish a program of research and education on housing of the aged by either public or private means as well as by the establishment of self-sustaining cooperative dwelling projects for aging persons;
  5. Plan and promote recreational facilities for the aging;
  6. Develop a program of adult education designed for older persons on subjects of particular concern to them;
  7. Encourage the further research in the colleges and universities of the state on problems of the aging;
  8. Encourage training of personnel to handle problems of the aging;
  9. Promote community education in the problems of older people through institutes, publications, radio, television, and the press;
  10. Provide consultation to communities and groups developing state-wide or local services for older people;
  11. Provide consultation to the various departments of state government concerning matters relating to the aging;
  12. Inquire into and make recommendations to the appropriate agencies, public or private, on any matter affecting the behavior, care, or welfare of the aging;
  13. Enlist the aid of public and private agencies concerned with the welfare of the aging; and study and report on the functions and facilities of governmental agencies and institutions charged with the care, control, protection, and rehabilitation of the aging;
  14. Serve as a communications clearing-house for information in the large and complex fields of human relationship in respect to aging;
  15. Conduct or participate financially in conducting demonstration projects with counties, municipalities, or public or private agencies concerned with problems of the aging;
  16. Do any other thing it deems necessary to promote the health and well-being of the aging citizens of this state not inconsistent with the purposes of this article or the public policies of this state; and
  17. Appoint such committees, on a nonpay basis, as it deems necessary for carrying out the purposes of this article.

History. Ga. L. 1962, p. 604, § 10.

Cross references.

Financing of residential care facilities for the elderly, § 31-7-110 et seq.

Administrative rules and regulations.

Nursing homes, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources, Public Health, Chapter 290-5-8.

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