In addition to meeting all requirements specified in the rules of this Subchapter for the admission of residents to the home, the facility shall assure that the following requirements are met for admission to the special care unit:

(1)†††††††††† A psychiatrist shall specify a diagnosis on the resident's FL-2 that meets the conditions of the specific group of residents to be served.

(2)†††††††††† There shall be a documented pre-admission screening by the facility to evaluate the appropriateness of an individualís placement in the special care unit.

(3)†††††††††† Any person seeking to be admitted to a special care unit shall be provided disclosure information required in G.S. 131D-7 and any additional written information addressing policies and procedures listed in Rule .1405 of this Subchapter that is not included in G.S. 131D-8.† This disclosure shall also be provided to family members of the person seeking admission upon request of the person or the family of the person and this disclosure shall be documented in the resident's record.

(4)†††††††††† There shall be documented evidence that for any individual who is to be admitted to a special care unit for mental health disabilities, the facility has made arrangements with an area mental health program for evaluation and case management. Arrangements for treatment of the individual's mental illness and for any other needed mental health services shall be made in accordance with the signed procedures required by Rule .1405(3)(c) of this Section.


History Note:††††††† Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 131D-4.5; 131D-4.6; 131D-8; 143B-165;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000.