(a)  Each client has the right to participate in religious worship as specified in G.S. 122C‑62(b)(7) and 122C‑62(d)(7).

(b)  Participation shall be voluntary, but worship opportunities, services, religious education programs, pastoral counseling, or pastoral visitation shall be accessible for those who choose to participate.

(c)  Clients shall be permitted to participate in religious services in the community unless otherwise limited in the treatment or habilitation plan.

(d)  Suitable space for religious worship shall be made available by the state facility.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. October 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.