In Georgia, effective August 3, 2010, the Rules and Regulations for General Licensing and
Enforcement Requirements, Chapter 111-8-25 require all licensed or registered
programs regulated through the Division of Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR),
Department of Community Health to pay licensure activity fees annually beginning with
2010. Fees for currently licensed or registered programs with licenses or registrations
that do not expire annually must be paid by October 31, 2010.
Personal Care Homes** Annually
< 25 beds $350 Annually
25 < 50 beds $750 Annually
> 50 beds $1,500 Annually
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Q: MAY I PAY THE APPLICATION FEE AT THE TIME I FILE THE APPLICATION TO
BECOME LICENSED AND PAY THE INITIAL LICENSURE FEE WHEN YOU GET
READY TO ISSUE MY LICENSE?
A: No, the rules require you to submit the application fee and the initial licensure fee at
the same time.
Q: IF I OPERATE A LICENSED FACILITY AND I AM INSPECTED BECAUSE OF A
COMPLAINT THAT IS FILED, DO I HAVE TO PAY $250 FOR THE INSPECTION?
A: No. We do not charge for routine complaint inspection visits. You would be charged
$250 if we had to do a follow-up visit on a periodic or full inspection visit and more
serious rule violations were found. The purpose of that follow-up would be to check to
make sure that you corrected the more serious violation that was identified during the
Q: WHAT IF I CAN’T PAY THE LICENSURE FEES THAT ARE DUE BY OCTOBER
A: If you do not pay the fees within 60 days of the due date, October 31, 2010, a late
fee of $150 is added to the amount you owe. If you have not paid the full amount that is
due by January 31, 2011, the Department may take an action to revoke your license for
non-payment of licensure fees. You would have the right to appeal the revocation
through an administrative hearing.
Q: I WANT TO OPEN A SMALL PERSONAL CARE HOME. HOW MUCH WILL THE
LICENSING FEES BE THE FIRST YEAR?
A: Assuming that you will be caring for no more than 24 residents, you will have to pay
an application fee of $300 and an initial licensure fee of $350, for a total of $650 the first
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