(a)  Only one equipment set shall be provided per subscriber unit that is the permanent, legal residence of one or more deaf, hard of hearing, speech-impaired, or deaf-blind eligible users. In the event that two or more recipients share a common, permanent, legal residence constituting a subscriber unit, equipment in excess of one equipment set shall be returned to the local regional center unless the recipients have different disabilities that necessitate the use of different kinds of equipment.

(b)  The equipment set shall be granted in the name of the recipient. There shall be only one recipient per equipment set per subscriber unit, but there may be multiple users per subscriber unit. Recipient status shall be granted to an adult user within the subscriber unit. In the absence of an adult user within the subscriber unit, recipient status shall be granted to the parent, person standing in loco parentis, or legal guardian residing with a minor user in the subscriber unit.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 62-157; 143B-216.33(a)(7),(d);

Eff. December 1, 1988;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.