10A NCAC 71A .0602 REPORTS OF NEED FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR RESIDENTS
(a) Rules in Section .0200 of this Subchapter shall be followed by the county department of social services in carrying out the evaluation of reports of need for medical treatment made in accordance with G.S. 108A‑101(m).
(b) After completing the evaluation, if it is reasonably determined that the person needs protective services, the county department shall petition the district court and request a hearing on the matter. The petition must present the need for specific medical treatment, as well as other circumstances substantiating neglect and request that an individual or organization be designated to consent to the medical treatment. If an emergency exists, the department shall petition the district court for an order to provide emergency services.
(c) After the court's decision is made, the county department shall send to the institution the findings of the court.
(d) When the county department is designated by the court, the director or his designee shall verbally communicate to the institution consent for medical treatment. This shall be done immediately after the judgment is made, to be followed by written consent.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143B‑153;
Eff. November 1, 1983;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.