SECTION .1400 - DAY TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIORAL DISTURBANCES

 

10a NCAC 27g .1401       SCOPE

(a)  Day treatment is a day/night facility for children and adolescents who are emotionally disturbed which coordinates educational activities and intensive treatment while allowing the individual to live at home or in the community.

(b)  This service is designed to increase the ability of a child or adolescent to relate to others and function appropriately within the community while serving as an intervention to prevent hospitalization or placement outside the home or community.

(c)  It shall provide a therapeutic environment as well as other activities which may include individual therapy, group therapy, recreational therapy, language communication skills development, social skills development, pre‑vocational service, vocational training, service to parents, and individual advocacy.

(d)  The client's educational activities may be provided in this facility or in another educational setting, such as regular classes or special education programs within a typical school setting.

(e)  Treatment, services, and discharge plans provided by day treatment programs shall be coordinated with other individuals and agencies within each client's local system of care.

(f)  Day treatment facilities may include before/after school and summer facilities, and early intervention.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 1996.