10A NCAC 14C .2503       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

(a)  An applicant proposing additional intensive treatment beds shall not be approved unless the overall occupancy, over the nine months immediately preceding the submittal of the application, of the total number of intensive treatment beds within the facility in which the beds are to be located has been:

(1)           75 percent for facilities with a total of 1 through 15 intensive treatment beds; or

(2)           85 percent for facilities with a total of 16 or more intensive treatment beds.

(b)  An applicant shall not be approved unless the overall occupancy of the total number of intensive treatment beds to be operated in the facility is projected by the fourth quarter of the third year of operation following completion of the project, to be:

(1)           75 percent for facilities with a total of 1 through 15 intensive treatment beds; or

(2)           85 percent for facilities with a total of 16 or more intensive treatment beds.

(c)  The applicant shall document the specific methodology and assumptions by which occupancies are projected, including the average length of stay and anticipated recidivism rate.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑177(1); 131E-183(b);

Eff. November 1, 1996;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2007.