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Deadline looms for Georgia, Feds

...what the federal agency plans to do after the June 30 expiration of the settlement agreement.Frank Berry, commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, repeated a statement made earlier this year that Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-19/deadline-looms-georgia-feds
Deadly Georgia crashes spur $10M effort to add safety officers focused on commercial trucks

...involved in 16,518 wrecks statewide last year and 157 people died.Lt. Col. Russell D. Powell, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said wrecks involving big trucks are up about 4 percent since 2012 and officials worry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-11/deadly-georgia-crashes-spur-1
Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

...more than $100 million in nursing home payments "is factually and legally incorrect,'' Clyde Reese, commissioner of the Department of Community Health, wrote in a February letter to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
Georgia child welfare reform legislation establishing child abuse registry signed into law

...making rules and delivering services within the agency.Cagle will report directly to Deal rather than to the commissioner of the Department of Human Resources."There is perhaps nothing more harmful to a child than an abusive father or neglectful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/georgia-child-welfare-re
Embattled Martin resigns as DHR commissioner

...ATLANTA -- Jim Martin resigned Tuesday as commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, the health and welfare...on their behalf in the state House and as commissioner of the Department of Human Resources," Perdue said in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/17/met_388353.shtml
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Hearing set for June for Columbia County hospital appeal

...officer decision, whoever it goes against will have 30 days, and likely will, appeal that decision to the Commissioner of the Department of Community Health, officials said. After that ruling, which might come by year's end, those aggrieved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/hearing-set-june-columbia-co
University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

...the end of next summer, Burr said. Any party that disputes that decision then has 30 days to appeal to the commissioner of the Department of Community Health."That's almost certainly going to happen," Burr said. The parties could also file...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/university-doctors-appeal-co
Rural Georgia may get basic-service hospitals

...hospital to downsize its services, the commissioner of a Georgia health agency said Thursday.Clyde Reese, commissioner of the Department of Community Health, said he would ask the board of the agency to promulgate rules for such a "step-down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/rural-georgia-may-get-ba
Behavioral health program taking on a new look

...People will no longer have to travel long distances to get care in a state institution,'' Frank Berry, commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, said at an agency board meeting Monday.The agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-20/behavioral-health-program-ta
Deal shakes up child-welfare agency

...and Budget.Amy Jacobs, currently a senior policy adviser at that office, will replace Cagle as interim commissioner of the Department of Early Care and Learning.Although Cagle's experience makes him a logical choice for the post, child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12/deal-shakes-child-welfare-age