Upon learning of a level III incident that occurs while a client is in the care of a provider or on a provider's premises, the LME shall respond by:

(1)           determining that necessary actions have been taken to protect the client's health and safety;

(2)           determining the client records are secured as set forth in Rule .0603 of this Section;

(3)           determining that a meeting of an internal review team is convened within 24 hours as set forth in Rule .0603 of this Section;

(4)           ensuring the client's legal guardian, as applicable, and other authorities are notified as set forth in Rule .0603 of this Section;

(5)           reviewing the internal review team's preliminary findings and final report;

(6)           considering any internal review team's request for an extension of up to three months to file the final report, if necessary to gather all relevant documents; and

(7)           conducting local monitoring of the provider according to the requirements as set forth in Rule .0608 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-112.1; 143B-139.1;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 2003;

Eff. July 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2009.