SUBCHAPTER 71Q ‑ SERVICE ELEMENTS

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

 

10A NCAC 71Q .0101       NATURE AND SCOPE

Psychological evaluations may be provided as an element of designated services in 10A NCAC 71R .0900.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1984;

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

10A NCAC 71Q .0102       CONSENT

No psychological evaluation of a minor may take place unless the minor's parent or guardian completes a consent form and submits the form to the psychologist at the time of a scheduled psychological evaluation. On this form, available from county departments of social services, the parent or guardian shall indicate that he has been fully apprised of the nature and scope of the evaluation.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1984;

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

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ LEGAL SERVICES

 

10A NCAC 71Q .0201       NATURE AND SCOPE

(a)  Legal services may be provided as an element of designated services in 10A NCAC 71R .0900.

(b)  Legal services do not include the services of lawyers for criminal cases, class actions, community organization, lobbying, political action or matters covered by the obligation of the state to furnish counsel. Those activities related to securing and collecting support which the state is responsible for providing without cost to the social service agency are not included as legal services to facilitate permanency planning for children.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1984;

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

 

10A NCAC 71Q .0202       METHODS OF PROVISION AND MAXIMUM RATES

(a)  Legal services may be provided directly by the county department of social services through licensed attorneys employed as service staff or may be purchased under contract or vendor agreement from legal aid corporations or private attorneys. Services provided under contract with legal aid corporations must be in accordance with service standards and requirements set forth in 10A NCAC 70 and 71 and with the Standards for Legal Services Organizations developed by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.

(b)  Maximum rates have been established by the Social Services Commission for the purchase of legal services under vendor agreement. Information regarding maximum rates is contained in policy material issued by the division and is available in accordance with 10A NCAC 71R .0302.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1984;

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