10A NCAC 28F .0203        AUTHORIZATION OF HOSPITALIZATION BY AREA PROGRAM

(a)  Designated area program staff shall authorize all hospitalizations for individuals residing in an area program's catchment area.

(b)  This authorization shall be done when the individual is evaluated by the area program for referral to the hospital for admission and shall be reviewed in accordance with area program policy.

(c)  When such authorization is for an individual residing in a facility within the catchment area but whose county of residence is outside the catchment area, the authorizing area program shall notify the area program serving the individual's county of residence within 24 hours.

(d)  Authorization for continuing hospitalization is the responsibility of the area program serving the individual's county of residence.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑211(e); 122C‑261(f); 122C‑262; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1996.