SUBCHAPTER 28D ‑ TREATMENT OR HABILITATION RIGHTS
SECTION .0100 ‑ RIGHT TO TREATMENT OR HABILITATION
10A NCAC 28D .0101 APPROPRIATE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OR
(a) Each client except day clients shall receive a prompt
and comprehensive physical and brief mental status examination, including
laboratory evaluation where appropriate, within 24 hours after admission to the
state facility. Comprehensive psychological or developmental evaluations shall
be performed when needed, as determined by the treatment/habilitation team.
The type and dates of all examinations shall be documented in the client
record. There must be a physical examination of the client before ordering
medication except in an emergency.
(b) In addition to the treatment rights specified in G.S.
122C‑57(a), all handicapped clients have a right to habilitation and
rehabilitation as specified in G.S. 168‑8.
(c) Each client shall receive evaluation and
treatment/habilitation in accordance with G.S. 122C‑57(b), G.S. 122C‑60
and G.S. 122C‑61. Evaluation and treatment/habilitation shall be
provided in the least restrictive environment.
History Note: Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑57;
122C‑60; 122C‑61; 122C‑211; 122C‑221;
122C‑231; 122C‑241; 122C‑266; 122C‑285;
131E‑67; 143B‑147; 168‑8;
Eff. October 1, 1984;
Amended Eff. April 1, 1990; July 1, 1989.