10A NCAC 13F .1308        SPECIAL CARE UNIT STAFFING

(a)  Staff shall be present in the unit at all times in sufficient number to meet the needs of the residents; but at no time shall there be less than one staff person, who meets the orientation and training requirements in Rule .1309 of this Section, for up to eight residents on first and second shifts and 1 hour of staff time for each additional resident; and one staff person for up to 10 residents on third shift and .8 hours of staff time for each additional resident.

(b)  There shall be a care coordinator on duty in the unit at least eight hours a day, five days a week.  The care coordinator may be counted in the staffing required in Paragraph (a) of this Rule for units of 15 or fewer residents.

(c)  In units of 16 or more residents and any units that are freestanding facilities, there shall be a care coordinator as required in Paragraph (b) of this Rule in addition to the staff required in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2; 131D-4.5; 131D-4.6; 131D-7; 143B-165; S.L. 1999-0334;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000.