10a NCAC 27g .1702       REQUIREMENTS OF qualified professionals

(a)  Each facility shall utilize at least one direct care staff who meets the requirements of a qualified professional as set forth in 10A NCAC 27G .0104(18).  In addition, this qualified professional shall have two years of direct client care experience. 

(b)  For each facility of five or less beds:

(1)           the qualified professional specified in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall perform clinical and administrative responsibilities a minimum of 10 hours each week; and

(2)           70% of the time shall occur when children or adolescents are awake and present in the facility.

(c)  For each facility of six or more beds:

(1)           the qualified professional specified in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall perform clinical and administrative responsibilities a minimum of 32 hours each week; and

(2)           70% of the time shall occur when children or adolescents are awake and present in the facility.

(d)  The governing body responsible for each facility shall develop and implement written policies that specify the clinical and administrative responsibilities of its qualified professional(s).  At a minimum these policies shall include:

(1)           supervision of its associate professional(s) as set forth in Rule .1703 of this Section;

(2)           oversight of emergencies;

(3)           provision of direct psychoeducational services to children or adolescents;

(4)           participation in treatment planning meetings;

(5)           coordination of each child or adolescent's treatment plan; and

(6)           provision of basic case management functions.

 

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

Eff. April 3, 2006 pursuant to E.O. 101, Michael F. Easley, March 27, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3(c), a bill was not ratified by the General Assembly to disapprove this rule.