section .2600 – criteria and standards for psychiatric beds


10A NCAC 14C .2601      DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule apply to all rules in this Section:

(1)           "Psychiatric Beds" means beds in:

(a)           psychiatric units of general hospitals licensed under G.S. Chapter 131E-77, Article 5;

(b)           free-standing psychiatric hospitals licensed under G.S. Chapter 122C-23, Article 2.

(2)           "Involuntary Admissions" means those persons admitted under the involuntary commitment procedure defined in G.S. Chapter 122, Article 5, Part 7.

(3)           "Service Area" means the counties in the Mental Health Planning Area, as defined in the applicable State Medical Facilities Plan.

(4)           "Professional Staff" means any employee who provides treatment or habilitation services to a patient receiving psychiatric treatment in a general hospital, psychiatric hospital or inpatient unit of a community mental health center.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, physicians licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, psychiatric nurses, practicing psychologists or psychiatric social workers.


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

Eff. May 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2009; November 1, 1989.