(a)  The residential child care facility shall have available auxiliary services provided by contract to supplement the program of care.  These service providers may include, but are not limited to, consultants, contracted services for the program of care, maintenance of the facility, and interns or students.

(b)  Consultants shall be practitioners who are recognized by applicable degrees, organizations and appropriate licensing boards.  If the residential child care facility contracts with consultants, the facility shall document the consultants' credentials.

(c)  Paid consultants shall not be in conflict of interest with the residential child care facility in fact or appearance.  They shall have no direct or indirect financial interest in the assets, transactions or services of the agency.

(d)  Interns or students shall meet all of the requirements stipulated for the position in which they are serving with the exception of completed education and experience.  There shall be a written agreement between the placing educational institution and the residential child care facility specifying responsibilities and supervision of the intern or student.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. July 1, 1999 (See S.L. 1999, c.237, s. 11.30);

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.