(a)  The facility shall provide medically‑related social services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well‑being of each resident.

(b)  The administrator shall designate an employee to be responsible full‑time for social services.

(c)  A facility with more than 120 nursing beds shall employ on a full time basis, a social worker who has:

(1)           a Bachelors' degree in social work or a Bachelors' degree in human services field, including but not limited to sociology special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology; and

(2)           one year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with patients.


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.