(a)  All equipment sets distributed according to the rules in this Section shall remain the property of the State of North Carolina. Each recipient shall sign a form indicating he or she understands and accepts the requirements of the lease agreement regarding ownership, liability, and responsibilities.

(b)  Contingent upon the recipient's compliance with the rules in this Section, all equipment sets shall be leased free of charge to the recipient for a period ranging from one month to two years, depending on the recipient's need. The agreement form between the recipient and the regional center shall specify the loan period. At the end of the loan period, the equipment set shall be returned to the nearest regional center.

(c)  A recipient must report changes in his/her address or phone number to the regional center within 30 days of the changes.

(d)  Equipment sets are property of the state of North Carolina. The recipient shall not sell, loan, or otherwise transfer the equipment set out of the recipient's possession. Selling, loaning, or transferring the equipment set makes the recipient liable for all costs to replace the equipment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-216.34;

Eff. May 1, 2007;

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