10a NCAC 27g .1805      OPERATIONS

(a)  Each facility shall serve no more than 12 children or adolescents.

(b)  Family members or other legally responsible persons shall be involved in development of plans in order to assure a smooth transition to a less restrictive setting.

(c)  Educational services within the facility shall be arranged and designed to maintain the educational and intellectual development of the child or adolescent.  Treatment staff shall coordinate with the local education agency to ensure that the child or adolescent's educational needs are met as identified in the education plan.

(d)  Psychiatric consultation shall be available as needed for each child or adolescent. 

(e)  If an adolescent has his 18th birthday while receiving treatment in the facility, he may remain for six months or until the end of the state fiscal year, whichever is longer.

(f)  Each child or adolescent shall be entitled to age-appropriate personal belongings unless such entitlement is counter-indicated in the treatment plan.

(g)  Each facility shall operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and each day of the year.


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

Eff. April 1, 2006.