10A NCAC 28F .0210        NOTIFICATION OF CLIENT HEARING AND/OR DISCHARGE

(a)  The hospital shall give the authorizing area program 72 hours notice of planned discharge of all clients except those clients for whom unplanned discharge precludes 72 hours notice.  In those cases notice shall be given within 24 hours.  If there is a disagreement between the hospital and area program regarding the planned discharge of a voluntary client, the disagreement shall be resolved by the procedures specified in Rule .0212 of this Section.

(b)  The hospital shall provide 24 hours notice to the authorizing area program prior to a court hearing, of the recommendations to be made at the hearing.  At the time of this notification, a collaborative discharge contingency plan shall be developed in case the judge does not order commitment.

(c)  The Post-Institutional Plan, together with the items specified in Rule .0211 of this Section, shall be sent to the authorizing area program within 24 hours of discharge.

(d)  A discharge summary shall be sent to the authorizing area program prior to the first scheduled appointment and in any case no later than 15 days after discharge.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-112; 143B-147;

Eff. February 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1996.