10A NCAC 27g .5603      OPERATIONS

(a)  Capacity.  A facility shall serve no more than six clients when the clients have mental illness or developmental disabilities.  Any facility licensed on June 15, 2001, and providing services to more than six clients at that time, may continue to provide services at no more than the facility's licensed capacity.

(b)  Service Coordination.  Coordination shall be maintained between the facility operator and the qualified professionals who are responsible for treatment/habilitation or case management.

(c)  Participation of the Family or Legally Responsible Person.  Each client shall be provided the opportunity to maintain an ongoing relationship with her or his family through such means as visits to the facility and visits outside the facility.  Reports shall be submitted at least annually to the parent of a minor resident, or the legally responsible person of an adult resident.  Reports may be in writing or take the form of a conference and shall focus on the client's progress toward meeting individual goals.

(d)  Program Activities.  Each client shall have activity opportunities based on her/his choices, needs and the treatment/habilitation plan.  Activities shall be designed to foster community inclusion.  Choices may be limited when the court or legal system is involved or when health or safety issues become a primary concern.


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

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003.