10a NCAC 27g .1302       STAFF

(a)  Each facility shall have a director who has a minimum of two years experience in child or adolescent services and who has educational preparation in administration, education, social work, nursing, psychology or a related field.

(b)  At all times, at least one direct care staff member shall be present with every four children or adolescents.  If children or adolescents are cared for in separate buildings, the ratios shall apply to each building.

(c)  When two or more clients are in the facility, an emergency on‑call staff shall be readily available by telephone or page and able to reach the facility within 30 minutes.

(d)  Psychiatric consultation shall be available as needed for each client.

(e)  Clinical consultation shall be provided by a qualified mental health professional to each facility at least twice a month.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 1996.