10A NCAC 26B .0203       PERSONS WHO MAY SIGN CONSENT FOR RELEASE

The following persons may sign a consent for release of confidential information:

(1)           a competent adult client;

(2)           the client's legally responsible person;

(3)           a minor client under the following conditions:

(a)           pursuant to G.S. 90-21.5 when seeking services for veneral disease and other diseases reportable under G.S. 130A-135, pregnancy, abuse of controlled substances or alcohol, or emotional disturbances;

(b)           when married or divorced;

(c)           when emancipated by a decree issued by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(d)           when a member of the armed forces; or

(4)           personal representative of a deceased client if the estate is being settled or next of kin of a deceased client if the estate is not being settled.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 28A‑13.3; 90‑21.5; 122C‑52; 122C‑53; 131E‑67; 143B‑147;

Eff. July 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996; January 1, 1994; March 1, 1990; February 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 20, 2015.