10a NCAC 27g .2304      OPERATIONS

(a)  Safety Educational Program.  Each ADVP shall provide an ongoing educational program for staff and clients designed to teach them the principles of accident prevention and control of specific hazards.  The program shall include training for clients in personal, work and environmental safety.

(b)  Business Practices:

(1)           If the ADVP seeks or receives remuneration for goods or services provided to another individual, organization or business:

(A)          Supplies, materials or tools, if provided by the ADVP, shall be identified as a separate amount in the bid price;

(B)          Wages paid to ADVP clients shall be on a piece rate or hourly commensurate wage basis;

(C)          Each client involved in productive work shall receive a written statement for each pay period which indicates gross pay, hours worked and deductions; and

(D)          Prices for goods produced in the ADVP shall be equal to or exceed the cost of production (including commensurate wages, overhead, tools and materials).

(2)           If the client is an employee of another individual, organization or business, the ADVP shall review client earnings information on at least an annual basis to ensure appropriateness of pay rates and amounts.

(3)           Clients shall be counseled concerning their rights and responsibilities in such matters as wages, hours, working conditions, social security, redress for injury and the consequences of their own tortious or unethical conduct.

(c)  Handbook.  Each ADVP shall have a client handbook including, but not limited to, information about services and activities.

(1)           The client handbook shall be written in a manner comprehensible to clients and reflective of adult status.

(2)           Each client shall be given a handbook, and the handbook shall be reviewed with the client.

(d)  Hours Of Operation.  ADVP services shall be available for client attendance at least six hours per day (exclusive of transportation time), five days per week, unless closed in accordance with governing board policy.


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

Eff. May 1, 1996.