10A NCAC 13D .2208      SAFETY

(a)  The facility shall have detailed written plans and procedures to meet potential emergencies and disasters, including but not limited to fire, severe weather and missing patients or residents.

(b)  The plans and procedures shall be made available upon request to local or regional emergency management offices.

(c)  The facility shall provide training for all employees in emergency procedures upon employment and annually.

(d)  The facility shall conduct unannounced drills using the emergency procedures.

(e)  The facility shall ensure that:

(1)           the patients' environment remains as free of accident hazards as possible; and

(2)           each patient receives adequate supervision and assistance to prevent accidents.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.