(a)  A residential child-care facility shall establish a policy which specifies that no child shall remain in care longer than 90 days. An exception may be made to this policy if the facility has a policy which specifies the length of time and the circumstances by which a child will remain in shelter care longer than 90 days.

(b)  Prior to discharge, the staff of the residential child-care facility shall develop a plan with the child to determine if follow-up services will be provided, the type of services to be provided and the timeframe for conducting these services.


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. October 3, 2017.