10A NCAC 28I .0402         FIREARMS

(a)  Each state facility shall develop and implement written policies concerning firearms.

(b)  The written policies shall include:

(1)           a provision stating that only a law enforcement officer as set forth in G.S. 143-166.2(d) may bring a firearm onto the grounds of the facility;

(2)           a provision setting forth the areas of the facility where firearms are prohibited including law enforcement officers' firearms.  At a minimum, each facility's policy shall prohibit firearms from any patient or resident care area unless a law enforcement officer determines it is necessary to ensure client or staff safety; and

(3)           a provision stating that prior to entering an area of the facility where firearms are prohibited, a law enforcement officer shall:

(A)          secure his or her firearm in his or her locked motor vehicle; or

(B)          deposit his or her firearm in a secured site as designated by the facility.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-112.1;

Eff. May 1, 2007.