(a)  All clients have the right to retain and wear their own clothes as specified in G.S. 122C‑62(b)(6) and G.S. 122C‑62(d)(6) except when such clothes are determined to be inappropriate to the treatment regimen by the responsible professional, and the reason for that determination is documented in accordance with G.S. 122C‑62(e).

(b)  The State Facility Director has an obligation to supply an adequate allowance of clothing to clients whom the state facility deems indigent and who cannot provide their own clothing. Such clothing shall be seasonable, of proper size, of the character worn by the client's peers in the community, and in good condition.

(c)  Personal clothing left by discharged clients shall be held for a 30‑day period, during which time efforts shall be made to contact the client. If the clothing is not claimed by the client within 30 days, it shall be handled in accordance with state facility policy.

(d)  Clothing provided by the state facility may be kept by the client upon discharge from the state facility, at the State Facility Director's discretion.

(e)  The State Facility Director shall make provision for the laundering of client clothing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑62; 131E‑67; 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.