10a NCAC 27g .3203      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  four times daily for the first 72 hours after admission.

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


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

Eff. May 1, 1996.