In each facility the following types of procedures shall be prohibited:

(1)           those interventions which have been prohibited by statute or rule which shall include:

(a)           any intervention which would be considered corporal punishment under G.S. 122C‑59;

(b)           the contingent use of painful body contact;

(c)           substances administered to induce painful bodily reactions, exclusive of Antabuse;

(d)           electric shock (excluding medically administered electroconvulsive therapy);

(e)           insulin shock;

(f)            unpleasant tasting foodstuffs;

(g)           contingent application of any noxious substances which include but are not limited to noise, bad smells or splashing with water; and

(h)           any potentially physically painful procedure, excluding prescribed injections, or stimulus which is administered to the client for the purpose of reducing the frequency or intensity of a behavior.

(2)           those interventions determined by the governing body to be unacceptable for or prohibited from use in the facility.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑57; 122C‑59; 131E‑67; 143B‑147;

Eff. February 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.