(a)  Primary Service. Problem pregnancy services are services to individuals who are involved with an undesired pregnancy. Services include counseling to assist such individuals in looking at alternative solutions to the unwanted pregnancy (i.e., abortion, adoption, or keeping the baby), and at the probable consequences of each alternative, and assistance in arranging for and utilizing other needed services. Residential care, including a concentrated regimen of services as described in (a) of this Rule, room and board for up to six months, medical supervision, and medications required for health maintenance in pregnancy as prescribed by a physician may be provided when such care is provided in an approved living arrangement prescribed in 10A NCAC 71L .0101(5) and .0102(f). Psychiatric counseling specifically related to help in coping with the pregnancy may also be included as an integral but subordinate part of the regimen of residential services.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. None.

(d)  Target Population. Individuals (male or female) involved with an undesired pregnancy. The residential care component is available to females.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153(2a)b.;

Eff. February 8, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1979; July 1, 1978;

Transferred from T10.43D .0221 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1990; October 1, 1987; July 1, 1984;

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