10A NCAC 71A .0102       DEFINITIONS

(a)  "Immediately" as specified in G.S. 108A-103(d), shall mean responds with no delay as soon as a county department of social services receives a report that:

(1)           an adult is alleged to be disabled as defined in G.S. 108A-101(d);

(2)           an adult is alleged to be abused, neglected, or exploited as defined in G.S. 108A-101(a), (j), or (m); and

(3)           an adult is alleged to be in need of protective services as defined in G.S. 108A-101(e).

(b)  "A life threatening situation" shall be considered an emergency as defined in G.S. 108A-101(g).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-153; S.L. 1999-334;

Temporary Adoption Eff. September 28, 1999;

Eff. July 17, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.