10A NCAC 28F .0802        CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

Except in cases of admission for respite care persons shall be admitted to a regional mental retardation center of the division only upon the determination by the center that the following criteria are met:

(1)           The parent or parents, guardian or guardians, or person or persons standing in loco parentis cannot reasonably provide for the habilitation and maintenance needs of the person due to the person's retardation or the person's mental retardation accompanied by physical handicaps;

(2)           There is no community‑based program available to the person which can provide for the habilitation and maintenance needs of the person; and

(3)           The habilitation and maintenance needs of the person can best be met at the mental retardation center.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑112; 122C‑181; 122C‑241; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1976.