10A NCAC 70I .0505 DISCHARGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
(a) A residential child-care facility shall have written discharge policies that will establish the guidelines for terminating the facility's residential care and services to the child and family to include the following:
(1) opportunity for the parents, guardian or legal custodian to be informed and have opportunity to discuss the decision to discharge the child;
(2) designation of a timeframe for the child to be discharged which allows sufficient time for the child and facility to prepare for departure and for arrangements to be made for the child's care;
(3) discharge of a child under 18 years of age only to the parents, guardian or legal custodian;
(4) completion of a summary within 30 days of discharge, which includes the following:
(A) date, time and circumstances of discharge;
(B) name, address and telephone number of the parents, guardian, legal custodian or authorized individual to whom the child was discharged;
(C) services provided and evaluation;
(D) recommendations for needed services; and
(E) provision of or referral for after care services.
(b) Upon a child's departure, the residential child-care facility shall provide a copy of the child's educational, medical and dental records, clinical materials (as available) and other related materials to the parents, guardian or legal custodian.
(c) Upon a child's departure, the residential child-care facility shall send all personal clothing and belongings with the child.
(d) Upon a child's departure, the residential child-care facility shall return prescription medications to the person or agency legally authorized to remove the child from residential child-care.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;
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.