The Healthcare Faculty Regulation (HFR), lead by division chief Doug Colburn, will be the new name for the former Georgia Dept. of Community Health as of the first of July. This will be a division of the Georgia Office of Regulatory Services.
The move was in response to Senate Bill 433, which has forced the Dept. of Human Resources to transfer responsibility for licensure and regulation of hospitals and other health related institutions.
HFR will enforce licensing and regulate nursing homes, home health agencies, private duty home care, personal care institutions, and personal care home employee record checks.