(a)  A residential child-care facility shall establish and implement an intake process which includes:

(1)           receipt of an application and a face-to-face interview with the child, parents, guardian or legal custodian, and family whenever possible, with a specific effort to help the child understand the purpose of and need for out of home care and residential child-care services; and

(2)           an exchange of information about the facility's program and the child's needs, and to provide written information required in 10A NCAC 70I .0307(a) and 10A NCAC 70I .0504(a).

(b)  The agency requesting placement shall complete a written intake study for each child accepted into residential care which includes:

(1)           circumstances that led to the need for placement, and the child's understanding of the placement;

(2)           assessment of family issues and justification that the facility meets the needs of the child and family;

(3)           short-term placement goals and long range permanent plan, including the parent's, guardian's or legal custodian's expectations;

(4)           description of the child's family and significant others;

(5)           description of the child's behavior;

(6)           child specific information, including:

(A)          medical history, including any current medical problems;

(B)          developmental history and current level of functioning;

(C)          educational history, if applicable; and

(D)          the results of current psychological testing, if applicable.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153; 143B-154; 143B-155; 143B-156;

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

Amended Eff. October 1, 2008;

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