10a NCAC 26d .1207 TRANSFER TO RESIDENTIAL OR INPATIENT UNITS
All inmates who are considered for transfer to a residential or inpatient unit shall have rights which include, but need not be limited to:
(1) written notice that transfer to a residential or inpatient mental health facility is being considered, including a statement of the reasons for the referral or transfer;
(2) a hearing, sufficiently after notice is given, to prepare objections, if any;
(3) opportunity to:
(a) testify in person;
(b) present documented evidence; and
(c) present and question witnesses called by the State, except upon a finding not arbitrarily made, of good cause, for not permitting such presentation, confrontation, or cross‑examination;
(4) a neutral and independent decision‑maker who has the authority to refuse admission;
(5) a written statement by the decision‑maker as to reasons for his decision to refer and transfer, with which two psychiatrists or psychologists concur;
(6) qualified and independent assistance from an advisor, not necessarily an attorney, to assist the inmate in preparing his objections;
(7) periodic review of the continuing need for treatment; and
(8) effective and timely notice of all of the above rights.
History Note: Authority G.S. 148‑19(d);
Eff. January 4, 1994;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 20, 2015.