10a NCAC 26c .0302      DEFINITIONS

In addition to the definitions contained in G.S. 122C-3 and 10A NCAC 27G .0103, the following definitions shall apply with respect to this Section:

(1)           "Accident" means an unexpected, unnatural or irregular event contributing to a client's death and includes, but is not limited to, medication errors, falls, fractures, choking, elopement (escape, run away from or abscond), exposure, poisoning, drowning, burns or thermal injury, electrocution, misuse of equipment, motor vehicle accidents, and natural disasters.

(2)           "Immediately" means at once, at or near the present time, without delay.

(3)           "Violence" means physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, abusing or injuring.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-26; 122C-131;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.