(a)  Primary Service. Residential treatment means services provided in an environment effectively structured and designed as a therapeutic milieu to meet individualized needs of emotionally disturbed individuals. Services should initiate and direct recovery from the incidence and debilitating effects of emotional disturbance in such manner that rehabilitation toward adequate social and emotional functioning can be continued by follow‑up support and treatment in home and community. Included are room and board for up to six consecutive months for any one placement in residential treatment. Psychiatric counseling and drug therapy specifically related to the treatment of the individual's emotional disturbance may be provided as integral but subordinate to the regimen of residential treatment services.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. None.

(d)  Target Population. Emotionally disturbed children who are a placement responsibility (by legal custody or voluntary agreement) of county departments of social services and for whom other program resources are not available.


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

Eff. July 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from T10.43D .0240 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984;

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