10A NCAC 13D .2205       DISCHARGE OF PATIENTS

(a)  The facility shall ensure a medical order for discharge is obtained for all patients except when a patient leaves against medical advice or is discharged for non‑payment.

(b)  The facility shall ensure discharge planning is accomplished according to each patient's needs when a discharge is anticipated.

(c)  The facility shall ensure the patient or the legal representative is informed and included in the discharge planning process.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104;

Eff. January 1, 1996.