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.