10A NCAC 27G .1902      STAFF

(a)  Each facility shall be under the direction a physician board-eligible or certified in child psychiatry or a general psychiatrist with experience in the treatment of children and adolescents with mental illness.

(b)  At all times, at least two direct care staff members shall be present with every six children or adolescents in each residential unit.

(c)  If the PRTF is hospital based, staff shall be specifically assigned to this facility, with responsibilities separate from those performed on an acute medical unit or other residential units.

(d)  A psychiatrist shall provide weekly consultation to review medications with each child or adolescent admitted to the facility.

(e)  The PRTF shall provide 24 hour on-site coverage by a registered nurse.


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

Eff. November 1, 2005.