10A NCAC 28F .0204         AUTHORIZATION OF HOSPITALIZATION WHEN INDIVIDUAL ARRIVES DIRECTLY AT HOSPITAL

(a)  When an individual from an area program arrives at the hospital for admission without area program authorization, the hospital shall contact designated personnel of the individual's county of residence area program, before admission is approved.

(b)  If the area program does not respond within one hour, the hospital is deemed to have been authorized to admit, and shall contact the area program on the next working day to obtain authorization for continuation of the hospitalization.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑3; 122C‑211; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1996.