10A NCAC 28F .0704        TRANSFER OF DEAF CLIENTS TO THE DOROTHEA DIX DEAF UNIT

(a)  A voluntarily admitted deaf client, who has been deter­mined by the treatment team to require a hospital stay of 15 days or more, shall be eligible for transfer to the DDHDU at the time of such determination.

(b)  An involuntarily admitted deaf client who, after the initial court hearing is committed shall be eligible for transfer to the DDHDU after the initial court hearing.

(c)  Upon transferring a client to the DDHDU, as determined in Paragraphs (a) or (b) of this Rule, the responsible profes­sional at the sending facility shall:

(1)           comply with the transfer requirements set forth in G.S. 122C-206 and 10A NCAC 28F .0200; and

(2)           explain and ensure that the process for transfer is interpreted by the Regional Coordinator or a certified interpreter.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-206; 143B-147;

Eff. March 1, 1995.