10A NCAC 13D .2202 ADMISSIONS
(a) No patient shall be admitted except by a physician. Admission shall be in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
(b) The facility shall acquire, prior to or at the time of admission, orders for the immediate care of the patient from the admitting physician.
(c) Within 48 hours of admission, the facility shall acquire medical information which shall include current medical findings, diagnoses, and other information necessary to formalize the initial plan of care.
(d) Only persons who are 18 years of age or older shall be admitted to the adult care home portion of a combination facility.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E-104;
RRC objection due to lack of statutory authority Eff. July 13, 1995;
Eff. January 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2013.