SECTION .5100 ‑ COMMUNITY RESPITE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL DISABILITY GROUPS
10a NCAC 27g .5101 SCOPE
(a) Community respite is a service which provides periodic relief for a family or family substitute on a temporary basis. While overnight care is available, community respite services may be provided for periods of less than 24 hours on a day or evening basis. Respite care may be provided by the following models:
(1) Center‑based respite - the individual is served at a designated facility. While an overnight capacity is generally a part of this service, a respite center may provide respite services to individuals for periods of less than 24 hours on a day or evening basis.
(2) Private home respite - the individual is served in the provider's home on an hourly or overnight basis.
(b) Private home respite services serving individuals are subject to licensure under G.S. 122C, Article 2 when:
(1) more than two individuals are served concurrently; or
(2) either one or two children, two adults, or any combination thereof are served for a cumulative period of time exceeding 240 hours per calendar month.
History Note: Authority G.S. 122C‑22(a)(8); 122C‑26; 143B‑147;
Eff. May 1, 1996.