10A NCAC 13F .1104 ACCOUNTING FOR resident's PERSONAL FUNDS
(a) To document a resident's receipt of the State-County Special Assistance personal needs allowance after payment of the cost of care, a statement shall be signed by the resident or marked by the resident with two witnesses' signatures. The statement shall be maintained in the home.
(b) Upon the written authorization of the resident or his legal representative or payee, an administrator or the administrator's designee may handle the personal money for a resident, provided an accurate accounting of monies received and disbursed and the balance on hand is available upon request of the resident or his legal representative or payee.
(c) A record of each transaction involving the use of the resident's personal funds according to Paragraph (b) of this Rule shall be signed by the resident, legal representative or payee or marked by the resident, if not adjudicated incompetent, with two witnesses' signatures at least monthly verifying the accuracy of the disbursement of personal funds. The record shall be maintained in the home.
(d) A resident's personal funds shall not be commingled with facility funds. The facility shall not commingle the personal funds of residents in an interest‑bearing account.
(e) All or any portion of a resident's personal funds shall be available to the resident or his legal representative or payee upon request during regular office hours, except as provided in Rule .1105 of this Subchapter.
(f) The resident's personal needs allowance shall be credited to the resident’' account within 24 hours of the check being deposited following endorsement.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 143B-165;
Eff. July 1, 2005.