10a NCAC 27g .3103      OPERATIONS

(a)  Monitoring Clients.  Each facility shall have a written policy that requires:

(1)           procedures for monitoring each client's general condition and vital signs during at least the first 72 hours of the detoxification process; and

(2)           procedures for monitoring and recording each client's pulse rate, blood pressure and temperature at least every four hours for the first 24 hours and at least three times daily thereafter.

(b)  Discharge Planning And Referral To Treatment/Rehabilitation Facility.  Before discharging the client, the facility shall complete a discharge plan for each client and refer each client who has completed detoxification to an outpatient or residential treatment/rehabilitation facility.


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

Eff. May 1, 1996.