10a NCAC 27g .4306       PHYSICAL PLANT

(a)  A therapeutic community facility shall allow:

(1)           dormitory occupancy with the number of individuals sharing a bedroom to be determined by the programmatic needs of the clients but in no case shall be more than 25 individuals per room;

(2)           mothers and children admitted to the facility to share a bedroom to assist in bonding between the two, and emphasizing the responsibility of the mother in the development of her child; and

(3)           two mothers may share the same bedroom with their children to promote interactive education and peer support between residents; and

(4)           in no circumstance shall a male child age 10 or above occupy a room with two or more mothers.

(b)  Client bedrooms shall have at least 50 square feet for single occupancy with no room dimension less than 7 feet.

(c)  Client bedrooms shall have at least 35 square feet for each individual in multiple occupancy rooms with no room dimension less than 7 feet.

 

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

Eff. August 1, 2000.