10a NCAC 27g .2102       STAFF

(a)  Each facility shall designate a director who has experience in developmental disabilities and holds a baccalaureate degree with specialization in administration, education, social work, nursing, psychology or a related field or who has comparable experience and education.

(b)  At least one registered nurse or licensed practical nurse shall be on the grounds of the facility at all times.

(c)  Each facility shall have at least one registered nurse on staff.

(d)  During waking hours, the following minimum client to staff ratios shall be in effect for each building:

(1)           a minimum of two direct care staff members shall be on duty at all times; and

(2)           a minimum of one direct care staff member shall be on duty for every five clients.

(e)  During sleeping hours, the following minimum client to staff ratios shall be in effect for each building:

(1)           one direct care staff member shall be awake and on duty at all times and one other staff member shall be on call in the building; and

(2)           a minimum of one direct care staff member shall be on duty for every ten clients.

(f)  Medical care shall be available on a 24‑hour basis for each client.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 1996.