10A NCAC 13c .1201      GENERAL

(a)  The governing authority shall develop written policies and procedures designed to enhance safety within the facility and on its grounds and minimize hazards to patients, staff and visitors.

(b)  The policies and procedures shall include establishment of the following:

(1)           safety rules and practices pertaining to personnel, equipment, gases, liquids, drugs;

(2)           provisions for reporting and the investigation of accidental events regarding patients, visitors and personnel (incidents) and corrective action taken;

(3)           provision for dissemination of safety‑related information to employees and users of the facility; and

(4)           provision for syringe and needle storage, handling and disposal.

(c)  Smoking shall be permitted only in designated areas which shall not include patient care and treatment areas.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑149;

Eff. October 14, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 24, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.