10a NCAC 27g .1301      SCOPE

(a)  The rules of this Section apply only to a residential treatment facility that provides residential treatment, level II, program type service.

(b)  A residential treatment facility providing residential treatment, level III service, shall be licensed as set forth in 10A NCAC 27G .1700.

(c)  A residential treatment facility for children and adolescents is a free-standing residential facility which provides a structured living environment within a system of care approach for children or adolescents who have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or emotional disturbance and who may also have other disabilities.

(d)  Services shall be designed to address the functioning level of the child or adolescent and include training in self-control, communication skills, social skills, and recreational skills.  Children or adolescents may receive services in a day treatment facility, have a job placement, or attend school. 

(e)  Services shall be designed to support the child or adolescent in gaining the skills necessary to return to the natural, or therapeutic home setting.

(f)  The residential treatment facility shall coordinate with other individuals and agencies within the client's system of care.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑26; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2006.