(a)  The Director of each hospital shall establish an institutional behavior therapy committee to:

(1)           review, at least annually, program‑wide applications of behavior therapy (e.g., Behavior Therapy Ward);

(2)           be available for consultation to unit or program directors; and

(3)           investigate an established program or an individual application of behavior therapy upon request of the hospital director.

(b)  The committee shall consist of six persons, the majority of whom are professionals with training and experience in the field of behavior therapy.  Among the six shall also be a representative of the Human Rights Committee and a psychiatrist.

(c)  All committee members, with the exception of the representative of the Human Rights Committee, shall be division employees unless the hospital director requests from the Division director the appointment of one member outside the Division.


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

Eff. October 8, 1980;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990.