(a)  The clinic shall have an organized nursing staff under the supervision of a nursing supervisor who is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and who has responsibility and accountability for all nursing services.

(b)  The nursing supervisor shall be responsible and accountable to the chief executive officer or designee for:

(1)           provision of nursing services to patients; and

(2)           developing a nursing policy and procedure manual and written job descriptions for nursing personnel.

(c)  The clinic shall have the number of licensed and ancillary nursing personnel on duty to assure that staffing levels meet the total nursing needs of patients based on the number of patients in the clinic and their individual nursing care needs.

(d)  There shall be at least one Registered Nurse with experience in post‑operative or post‑partum care who is currently licensed to practice professional nursing in North Carolina on duty in the clinic at all times patients are in the clinic.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 14‑45.1(a); 143B‑10; S.L. 2013-366, s. 4(c);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 19, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2015; December 1, 1989.