10A NCAC 01C .0202 COST AND CHARGES
(a) Payment will be required in full from all patients who are able to pay and from others on an ability to pay basis by guidelines established by the Secretary of Human Resources.
(b) Charges may be set on an overall per diem basis in a single treatment facility or, in cases where facilities have different treatment programs, a charge may be set for each separate program.
(c) Charges for each treatment facility shall be set on the basis of allowable cost.
(d) Charges may be raised or lowered as cost would indicate on a quarterly basis.
(e) The above charge determination will be used until such time as the Department of Human Resources establishes rate schedules based on the actual treatment received by the individual to be determined by cost accounting.
(f) Charges for respite care of inpatient children shall be no more than the cost of keeping a normal child at home on an ability to pay basis. Various sources such as the United States Department of Agriculture and Department of Labor are used in determining this cost.
(g) Charges for day care where no medical treatment is involved shall be handled as respite care.
(h) Charges for day hospital care shall be based on cost.
(i) Parents who reside out of state and have a child receiving treatment at a North Carolina facility shall be charged the full cost of treatment and such charges will continue when the patient attains age 18.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143‑118; 143B‑10;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Amended Eff. November 1, 1989; January 1, 1977;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 23, 2017.