(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;

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