10A NCAC 27H .0105       CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

(a)  The client shall be admitted when the qualified physician determines that:

(1)           the client has a diagnosed mental illness or is intoxicated;

(2)           the client is in need of treatment or further evaluation at the facility; and

(3)           treatment at the facility is the most appropriate and least restrictive.

(b)  If the evaluating physician determines that the client is not in need of treatment or further evaluation at the facility or will not benefit from treatment available at the facility, the client shall not be admitted.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑211; 122C‑212; 122C‑223; 143B‑147;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.