(a)  County departments of social services are responsible for providing or facilitating services to assist clients receiving Adult Placement Services to adjust to their placements or independent settings. This includes clients for whom the county department has facilitated placement arrangements as well as clients already living in facilities who request or are referred for services.

(b)  Adjustment services include psychosocial adjustment as well as assuring that supportive services and financial arrangements are in place.

(c)  These services may be facilitated by assuring that another agency, facility staff member, family member or other representative is assisting the client with adjustment. If another agency, facility staff member, family member or representative is not assisting the client, the social worker will provide these services until a satisfactory adjustment has been made or until alternate services are in place for the client. The county department must provide or facilitate adjustment services a minimum of 30 days after the client's admission or relocation to a facility or other living arrangement.


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

Eff. March 1, 1994;

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