10A NCAC 13B .4201      ORGANIZATION

(a)  The governing body shall approve the type and scope of special care units.

(b)  The facility shall document the relationship of the special care units to the other departments within the hospital, including channels of responsibility and authority.

(c)  The facility shall provide necessary equipment and supplies for delivery of nursing care specific to the unit population for each special care unit.

(d)  The facility shall provide sufficient emergency drugs and equipment to meet anticipated needs as determined by the medical staff.

(e)  The governing body shall delegate to the medical and nursing staff the responsibility to develop policies and procedures concerning the scope and provision of safe care in each unit.


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

Eff. January 1, 1996;

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