10A NCAC 28E .0102       DEFINITIONS

(a)  The definitions contained in this Rule, and the terms defined in G.S. 90‑321 shall apply to the rules in this Subchapter.

(b)  As used in these Rules, the following terms have the meanings specified:

(1)           "Advance care directive" means any indication made in writing by a client in which the client makes provision or directions as to who will make health care decisions should the client become incapable of doing so; whether in such cases extraordinary means of sustaining life should be employed; or both.

(2)           "Capable client" means a client who has the ability to make and communicate health care decisions, as confirmed by the client's attending physician.

(3)           "Division" means the term as defined in G.S. 122C‑3.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 32A‑15; 32A‑16; 90‑320; 90‑321; 143B‑147;

Eff. November 2, 1992.