subchapter 71C adult placement services

 

SECTION .0100 - SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

 

10A NCAC 71C .0101 INTAKE AND SCREENING

(a) The initial request or referral must be screened to determine whether the potential client appears to be in the target population codified in 10A NCAC 71R .0919, which is incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of this Rule may be obtained from the Office of Administrative Hearings, 6714 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6714, (919) 733-2678, at a cost of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for up to ten pages and fifteen cents ($.15) for each additional page at the time of the adoption of this Rule. Documentation must reflect how the criteria in the target population were determined to be met.

(b) When Adult Placement Services are requested, an application must be made in accordance with 10A NCAC 71R .0400, which is incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of this Rule may be obtained from the Office of Administrative Hearings, 6714 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6714, (919) 733-2678, at a cost of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for up to ten pages and fifteen cents ($.15) for each additional page at the time of the adoption of this Rule. An application is not required when the only services provided are information regarding placement options and procedures, referral to a more appropriate resource, or consultation with another service provider.

(c) If an application for Adult Placement Services has been made by a responsible party for an individual who then refuses these services, this refusal must be honored. The social worker must offer other services and accept an application or make a referral for other services as requested by the client. If, however, Adult Placement Services or other services are authorized by one of the following legal surrogate decision-makers or by a court order, the service will be provided as requested:

(1) a legally appointed guardian of the person or general guardian;

(2) an attorney-in-fact appointed in a durable Power of Attorney, which grants relevant duties and is in effect; or

(3) a health care agent appointed in a Health Care Power of Attorney, which grants relevant duties and is in effect.

If there is reasonable cause to believe during the intake and screening, assessment, service planning or provision of any services that the individual is an abused, neglected or exploited disabled adult in need of protective services, an Adult Protective Services referral must be made. If there are indications that the individual may be incompetent as defined in G.S. 35A-1101(7) and needs a guardian to facilitate the provision of services, a social worker will explore options with the referral source, family members or within the agency for facilitating incompetency proceedings and the appointment of a guardian.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-153;

Eff. March 1, 1994;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.