01 NCAC 17 .0706             PROGRAM STRUCTURE

All abuser treatment programs shall establish and comply with written policies and procedures regarding program structure.  These policies and procedures shall include the following:

(1)           Treatment shall be provided in group sessions unless same gender, age, geographic or language restrictions apply. Individual counseling sessions are not permitted in place of group sessions but may be provided as supplemental to group treatment.

(2)           Group Composition:

(a)           Each group shall have at least two facilitators per session if the size of the group exceeds eight participants.

(b)           Each group shall have no more than 16 participants.

(c)           Female participants who are referred to the program shall not attend or be enrolled in groups with male participants.

(3)           Program Length:

(a)           All abuser treatment programs shall provide intervention for a total of 39 hours of group treatment over a minimum period of 26 weeks.

(b)           The 39 hours of group treatment shall be completed within 30 weeks.

(c)           Each group session shall last at least one and one-half hours.

(4)           Fees:  Programs shall establish locally-determined fees.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 50B-3(a)(12); 143B-394.16;

Eff. October 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 3, 2017.