10a NCAC 26d .1204       PROTECTIVE DEVICES

Whenever protective devices are utilized for any client, the Mental Health Program Director shall:

(1)           ensure that the:

(a)           necessity for the protective device has been assessed and approved by a mental health professional;

(b)           device shall be applied by a person who has been trained in the utilization of protective devices;

(c)           client, using protective devices which limits his freedom of movement, is observed every two hours; and

(d)           client is given the opportunity for toileting and exercising.

(2)           document the utilization of protective devices in the client's medical record.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 148‑19(d);

Eff. January 4, 1994.