10a NCAC 27g .3202      STAFF

(a)  A minimum of one direct care staff member shall be on duty at all times for every nine or fewer clients.

(b)  The services of a certified alcoholism counselor or a certified substance abuse counselor shall be available on an as‑needed basis to each client.

(c)  Each facility shall have at least one staff member on duty trained in the following areas:

(1)           monitoring vital signs;

(2)           alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including delirium tremens; and

(3)           symptoms of secondary complications to alcoholism.

(d)  Each direct care staff member shall receive continuing education to include understanding of the nature of addiction, the withdrawal syndrome, group therapy, family therapy and other treatment methodologies.


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

Eff. May 1, 1996.