Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-5-6

375-5-6-.16 Program Records.

(1) Confidentiality. Program records shall be maintained in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of 375-5-6-.24.

(2) Required records. Each Program shall maintain and make available and accessible for inspection and copying by the Department the following records for the periods set forth below: 

(a) Assessment Roster Files.

1. Assessment Roster Files shall be retained for a period of twenty-four (24) months.

2. Assessment Roster Files shall contain the monthly assessment rosters and copies of rebate checks.

3. Assessment Roster Files shall be organized chronologically by month and calendar year.

(b) Class Files.  

1. Class Files shall be labeled with the class dates and maintained in chronological order by dates of the class.

2. Class Files shall contain the original class roll and Program copy of class roster. 

3. In addition to the original class roll and class roster, class files shall contain the following records for each Student enrolled in any Program component:  original assessment contract, assessment answer sheet, assessment results, assessment summary sheet, Student information sheet, original intervention contract, graded intervention post test, certificate of completion, and replacement certificates of completion, if applicable. 

4. Class files, class rosters, and assessment results shall be maintained for a period of five (5) years.

(c) Comprehensive Student and Offender List.   Each Program shall maintain, for a period of five (5) years, a comprehensive Student and Offender list reflecting everyone to whom it has provided any service.  The Student and Offender List may be contained in a card file, computer database, or other media.  The Student and Offender List shall be maintained in alphabetical order by Student name and shall contain the following information about each Student or Offender:

1. His or her name, address, and phone number(s);

2. His or her driver's license number and social security number;

3. His or her date of birth;

4. His or her date of assessment;

5. His or her class dates and date of class completion;

6. The Intervention Component Instructor’s name(s);

7. His or her certificate of completion number; and,

8. The date of issuance of any replacement certificates of completion.

(d) Records of Offenders assessed who have not enrolled in a class shall be placed in the assessment roster file with the appropriate month's assessment roster.

(3) Submittal of Program records to the Department. Each Program shall submit the following records to the Department at the intervals set forth below. 

(a) Intervention Component course rosters shall be forwarded to the Department within 15 days of class completion;

(b) Should no Assessment Components be administered during a month, an Assessment Component roster marked "no assessments" shall be submitted to the Department by the 10th day of the month following the report month;

(c) The Department may require all Programs to submit and/or store records electronically in addition to the record requirements set forth in this regulation.

(d) Program records submitted to the Department shall bear the handwritten legal signature of the Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.

(4) Transfer of assessment results to clinical evaluators. Programs shall transfer by fax or mail a copy of the Assessment Component results of any Offender to any clinical evaluator designated by the Offender within five (5) business days of the receipt by the Program of a written release. Programs may charge a fee of up to $25 for the transfer of Assessment Component results.

 

Authority: O.C.G.A. ยงยง40-5-82 and 40-5-83.
Filed Date: 7/24/2009
Effective Date: 8/13/2009