(a)  The facility shall provide written admission and discharge, and referral policies.

(b)  There shall be on the premises at all times an employee authorized to receive patients and to make arrangements for their disposition.

(c)  A patient shall be admitted only under the care of a member of the medical staff meeting the provisions of Section .3700 of this Subchapter.

(d)  The facility shall take appropriate precautions to protect the safety and legal rights of patients and employees.

(e)  The facility shall maintain a complete and permanent record of all outpatients and inpatients including the date and time of admission and discharge. Effort shall be made to verify the full and true name, address, date of birth, nearest of kin, provisional diagnosis, condition on admission and discharge, referring physicians, attending physician or service.

(f)  Facility staff shall provide at the time of admission an identification bracelet, band, or other suitable device for positive identification of each patient.

(g)  No mentally competent adult shall be detained by the facility against his will, except as authorized by law.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-75; 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

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