10A NCAC 14C .2801      DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule will apply to all rules in this Section.

(1)           "Rehabilitation Facility" means a facility as defined in G.S. 131E‑176.

(2)           "Rehabilitation" means the process to maintain, restore or increase the function of disabled individuals so that an individual can live in the least restrictive environment, consistent with his or her objective.

(3)           "Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic" is defined as a program of coordinated and integrated outpatient services, evaluation, or treatment with emphasis on improving the functional level of the person in coordination with the patient's family.

(4)           "Rehabilitation Beds" means inpatient beds for which a need determination is set forth in the current State Medical Facilities Plan and which are located in a hospital licensed pursuant to G.S. 131E‑77.

(5)           "Traumatic Brain Injury" is defined as an insult to the brain that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness which results in impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.  It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning.  These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychological maladjustment.

(6)           "Stroke" (cerebral infarction, hemorrhage) is defined as the sudden onset of a focal neurologic deficit due to a local disturbance in the blood supply to the brain.

(7)           "Spinal Cord Injury" is defined as an injury to the spinal cord that results in the loss of motor or sensory function.

(8)           "Pediatric Rehabilitation" is defined as inpatient rehabilitation services provided to persons 14 years of age or younger.


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

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1993;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006.