SUBCHAPTER 27f ‑ 24‑HOUR FACILITIES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ SPECIFIC RULES FOR 24‑HOUR FACILITIES

 

10a NCAC 27f .0101        SCOPE

Article 3, Chapter 122C of the General Statutes provides specific rights for each client who receives a mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse service.  This Subchapter delineates the rules regarding those rights that apply in a 24‑hour facility.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992.

10a NCAC 27f .0102        LIVING ENVIRONMENT

(a)  Each client shall be provided:

(1)           an atmosphere conducive to uninterrupted sleep during scheduled sleeping hours, consistent with the types of services being provided and the type of clients being served; and

(2)           accessible areas for personal privacy, for at least limited periods of time, unless determined inappropriate by the treatment or habilitation team.

(b)  Each client shall be free to suitably decorate his room, or his portion of a multi‑resident room, with respect to choice, normalization principles, and with respect for the physical structure.  Any restrictions on this freedom shall be carried out in accordance with governing body policy.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992.

 

10a NCAC 27f .0103        HEALTH, HYGIENE AND GROOMING

(a)  Each client shall be assured the right to dignity, privacy and humane care in the provision of personal health, hygiene and grooming care.  Such rights shall include, but need not be limited to the:

(1)           opportunity for a shower or tub bath daily, or more often as needed;

(2)           opportunity to shave at least daily;

(3)           opportunity to obtain the services of a barber or a beautician; and

(4)           provision of linens and towels, toilet paper and soap for each client and other individual personal hygiene articles for each indigent client. Such other articles include but are not limited to toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary napkins, tampons, shaving cream and shaving utensil.

(b)  Bathtubs or showers and toilets which ensure individual privacy shall be available.

(c)  Adequate toilets, lavatory and bath facilities equipped for use by a client with a mobility impairment shall be available.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992.

 

10a NCAC 27f .0104        STORAGE AND PROTECTION OF CLOTHING AND POSSESSIONS

Facility employees shall make every effort to protect each client's personal clothing and possessions from theft, damage, destruction, loss, and misplacement.  This includes, but is not limited to, assisting the client in developing and maintaining an inventory of clothing and personal possessions if the client or legally responsible person desires.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992.

 

10a NCAC 27f .0105        CLIENT'S PERSONAL FUNDS

(a)  This Rule applies to any 24‑hour facility which typically provides residential services to individual clients for more than 30 days.

(b)  Each competent adult client and each minor above the age of 16 shall be assisted and encouraged to maintain or invest his money in a personal fund account other than at the facility.  This shall include, but need not be limited to, investment of funds in interest‑bearing accounts.

(c)  If funds are managed for a client by a facility employee, management of the funds shall occur in accordance with policy and procedures that:

(1)           assure to the client the right to deposit and withdraw money;

(2)           regulate the receipt and distribution of funds in a personal fund account;

(3)           provide for the receipt of deposits made by friends, relatives or others;

(4)           provide for the keeping of adequate financial records on all transactions affecting funds on deposit in personal fund account;

(5)           assure that a client's personal funds will be kept separate from any operating funds of the facility;

(6)           provide for the deduction from a personal fund account payment for treatment or habilitation services when authorized by the client or legally responsible person upon or subsequent to admission of the client;

(7)           provide for the issuance of receipts to persons depositing or withdrawing funds; and

(8)           provide the client with a quarterly accounting of his personal fund account.

(d)  Authorization by the client or legally responsible person is required before a deduction can be made from a personal fund account for any amount owed or alleged to be owed for damages done or alleged to have been done by the client:

(1)           to the facility;

(2)           an employee of the facility;

(3)           to a visitor of the facility; or

(4)           to another client of the facility.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑58; 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992.