10A NCAC 27G .4503      operations

(a)  A SACOT shall operate in a setting separate from the client's residence. 

(b)  Each SACOT shall provide services a minimum of 20 hours per week.

(c)  Each SACOT shall operate at least four hours per day, at least five days per week with a maximum of two days between offered services.

(d)  Each SACOT shall provide a structured program of services in the amounts, frequencies and intensities specified in each client's treatment plan.

(e)  Group counseling shall be provided each day program services are offered.

(f)  Each SACOT shall develop and implement written policies to carry out crisis response for their clients on a face to face and telephonic basis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which shall include at a minimum the capacity for face to face emergency response within two hours.

(g)  Psychiatric consultation shall be available as needed.

(h)  Before discharge, the program shall complete a discharge plan and refer each client who has completed services to the level of treatment or rehabilitation as specified in the treatment plan.


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

Eff. April 1, 2006.