(a)  The facility shall designate a registered nurse to serve as the director of nursing on a full‑time basis.

(b)  The director of nursing shall be responsible for the administering of nursing services.

(c)  The director of nursing may serve also as nurse-in-charge, only if the average daily occupancy is less than 60.

(d)  The director of nursing shall not serve as administrator, assistant administrator or acting administrator during an employment vacancy in the administrator position.


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

RRC objection due to lack of statutory authority Eff. July 13, 1995;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

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