10A NCAC 13B .1905      ADMISSIONS

(a)  No patient shall be admitted except under the orders of a duly licensed physician.

(b)  The facility shall acquire prior to or at the time of admission orders from the attending physician for the immediate care of the patient or resident.

(c)  Within 48 hours of admission, the facility shall acquire medical information which shall include current medical findings, diagnosis, rehabilitation potential, a summary of the hospital stay if the patient is being transferred from a hospital, and orders for the ongoing care of the patient.

(d)  If a patient is admitted from somewhere other than a hospital, a physical examination shall be performed either within 5 days prior to admission or within 48 hours following admission.

(e)  Hospitals offering nursing facility or domiciliary home care as a new service must prepare a plan of admission which, at a minimum, assures availability of staff time and plans for individual patient assessments, initiation of health care or nursing care plans, and implementation of physician and nursing treatment plans. This plan must be available for inspection during the initial licensure survey prior to issuance of a license.

(f)  Only persons who are 18 years of age or older shall be admitted to adult care home beds in a facility.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑79; 42 U.S.C. 1396 r (a);

Eff. February 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 1990 For a Period of 142 Days to Expire on February 28, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.