Section .0100 ‑ Right To Treatment Or Habilitation

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 28 - mental health, state operated facilities and services/subchapter d/10a ncac 28d .0101.html
Published: 2015

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SUBCHAPTER 28D ‑ TREATMENT OR HABILITATION RIGHTS

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ RIGHT TO TREATMENT OR HABILITATION

 

10A NCAC 28D .0101       APPROPRIATE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OR

HABILITATION

(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.