10A NCAC 28I .0102         DEFINITIONS

The definitions of all terms shall be as provided in the General Statutes of North Carolina, insofar as they are provided.  The meaning of other terms shall be as follows:

(1)           "Crosswalk" means that portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of lateral lines of sidewalks at intersections, or any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway.

(2)           "Dormant storage" means the parking of a non‑operative vehicle for a period longer than seven days.

(3)           "Institution" means the Division's psychiatric hospitals, mental retardation centers, alcoholic rehabilitation centers, North Carolina Special Care Center at Wilson, Wright School and Whitaker School.

(4)           "Institution Director" means the chief administrative officer or manager of the institution or his designee.

(5)           "Law enforcement officer" means an individual who is qualified and has been certified or who is in the process of being certified according to the requirements of G.S. 17C‑6 or has been appointed under G.S. 122C‑183, adopted pursuant to G.S. 150B‑14(c).

(6)           "Park" means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in loading and unloading.

(7)           "Secretary" means Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(8)           "Stop" means, when required complete cessation of movement.

(9)           "Street or roadway" means any way or place designated or marked by proper authorities for vehicular travel.

(10)         "Traffic office" means an office as designated by the Institution Director to administer these rules.

(11)         "Vehicle" means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon the grounds, excepting devices moved by human power.

(12)         "Walk or walkway" means a way designed for, or marked by proper authorities for, the exclusive use of pedestrians, whether along a street or roadway or not.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑116.6; 143‑116.7;

Eff. January 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990.