10A NCAC 27H .0302      DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of Rules .0301 through .0309 of this Section the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

(1)           "Direct care employee" means an individual who provides care or habilitation services to residents on a continuous and regularly scheduled basis.

(2)           "Group home" means a small community program for mentally retarded or otherwise developmentally disabled adults. Residents of these homes receive services provided on a developmental model designed to promote independence. A group home may be licensed as a family care home, group home for developmentally disabled adults, mental health facility or as a similar facility.

(3)           "Hepatitis B carrier" means a person who has been infected with the hepatitis B virus, does not develop immunity (antibodies) to the disease but, instead, continues to be a source of the virus particles (as indicated by hepatitis B surface antigen detectable in the blood) and is potentially infectious to others.

(4)           "Screening" means the taking and analyzing of a person's blood sample for the presence or absence of hepatitis B antibodies (indication of immunity) or surface antigen (indication of carrier state).


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

Eff. November 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990;

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