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.