10a NCAC 27g .4304      OPERATIONS

(a)  Admission to a Therapeutic Community facility shall be a joint decision of the qualified therapeutic community professional, direct care staff and the individual.

(b)  Each facility shall operate in partnership with the staff and the self-government structure of the program.

(c)  The services of a qualified therapeutic community professional shall be available on an as-needed basis.

(d)  Each individual admitted to a facility shall receive services appropriate to his or her needs and age.

(e)  The purpose of this program shall be to provide clients with on-the-job work skills, training and work ethic development, and to provide revenue to support the program.

(f)  A component of therapeutic communities may be business training schools, licensed when appropriate, which may include moving and storage, landscaping, construction, telemarketing, secretarial and clerical, retail sales, and temporary job placement.  Revenue produced through the operation of business training schools shall be placed in the general operating fund.

(g)  Residents shall not receive any income.

(h)  Programs may accept clients at no charge and shall provide an opportunity for clients to pay for their own treatment.

(i)  Each facility shall provide or have access to the following services:

(1)           a structured environment which emphasizes behavior change and cognitive skills;

(2)           assessment of the appropriateness for participation in a therapeutic community or referral elsewhere;

(3)           recovery skills;

(4)           relationship skills;

(5)           communication skills;

(6)           coordination of support services;

(7)           interactive training for employment;

(8)           recreational and enrichment skills;

(9)           life skills which promote self-sufficiency;

(10)         parenting skills;

(11)         drug and crime free education; and

(12)         after care and transitional living services skills.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-147;

Eff. August 1, 2000.