10A NCAC 13F .0603        MANAGEMENT OF FACILITIES WITH A CAPACITY OR CENSUS OF 81 OR MORE RESIDENTS

(a)  An adult care home with a capacity or census of 81 or more residents shall be under the direct control of an administrator, who shall be responsible for the operation, administration, management and supervision of the facility on a full-time basis to assure that all care and services to residents are provided in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations and codes.  The administrator shall be on duty in the facility at least eight hours per day, five days per week and shall not serve simultaneously as a personal care aide supervisor or other staff to meet staffing requirements while on duty as an administrator or be an administrator for another adult care home except as follows.  If there is more than one facility on a contiguous parcel of land or campus setting, and the combined licensed capacity of the facilities is 200 beds or less, there may be one administrator on duty for all the facilities on the campus.  The administrator shall not serve simultaneously as a personal care aide supervisor in this campus setting.  For staffing chart, see Rule .0606 of this Subchapter.

(b)  When the administrator is not on duty in the facility, there shall be a person designated as administrator-in-charge on duty in the facility who has responsibility for the overall operation of the facility.  The supervisor may serve simultaneously as the administrator-in-charge.  Each facility on a contiguous parcel of land or campus setting, as described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, shall have a person designated as the administrator-in-charge in the facility when the administrator is not on duty.

(c)  The administrator shall be on call, which means able to be contacted by telephone, pager or two-way intercom at all times when not in the building.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 131D-4.3; 131D-4.5; 143B-165;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000; December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2005.