(a)  Each patient or legal representative shall be allowed to select his or her private physician except in those facilities affiliated with medical teaching programs and having written policies requiring all patients to participate in the medical teaching program.

(b)  The private physician shall fulfill given requirements as determined by applicable state and federal regulations, and the facility's policies and procedures pertaining to physician services.

(c)  The facility shall have the right, after informing the patient, to seek an alternative physician, when requirements are not being met and to ensure that the patient is provided with appropriate, adequate care and treatment.


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.