10a NCAC 27g .6901      SCOPE

(a)  Consultation is a prevention or intervention service provided to other mental health, human service, and community planning and development organizations or individual practitioners of other organizations designed to both impart knowledge and assist recipients in developing insights and skills necessary to carry out their service responsibilities.  The ultimate goal is to increase the quality of care available in the service delivery system.

(b)  Education is a prevention or intervention service designed to impart knowledge to various target groups, including clients, families, schools, businesses, churches, industries, and civic and other community groups in the interest of increasing understanding of the nature of mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse disorders, and the availability of various community resources.  It also serves to improve the social functioning of recipients by increasing awareness of human behavior and providing alternative cognitive or behavioral responses to life situations.


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

Eff. May 1, 1996.