10a NCAC 26d .1401       SCOPE

(a)  The Department shall ensure that emergency mental health and mental retardation services are available to all inmates.

(b)  Emergency services provide:

(1)           immediate assessment and intervention; and

(2)           referral for continuing care after emergency treatment, for inmates experiencing acute emotional or behavioral problems.

(c)  Emergency services consist of a variety of services which may include, but need not be limited to:

(1)           crisis intervention;

(2)           telephone crisis services; and

(3)           medical and psychiatric back‑up.


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.