10a NCAC 13F .1408        SPECIAL CARE UNIT STAFFING

(a)  Direct care and supervisory staff requirements in 10A NCAC 13F .0604 and .0605 shall apply and staff shall be present in the unit at all times in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of the residents.

(b)  There shall be a care coordinator on duty in the unit 8 hours per day, 7 days per week.

(c)  Staffing shall be consistent so that rotation of staff on and off the unit is avoided except for emergency situations or to alleviate staff burnout.

 

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.