Section .4300 - Therapeutic Community

Link to law: 10a - health and human services/chapter 27 - mental health, community facilities and services/subchapter g/10a ncac 27g .4301.html
Published: 2015

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10a NCAC 27g .4301       SCOPE

(a)  A Therapeutic Community is a highly structured,

supervised, 24-hour residential facility designed to treat the behavioral and

emotional issues of individuals to promote self-sufficiency and a crime and

drug-free lifestyle.

(b)  The Therapeutic Community shall emphasize self-help,

abstinence from drugs and alcohol, personal growth, peer support, and may serve

as an alternative to incarceration.

(c)  Services shall be designed to create the environment of

an extended family in which individuals develop self-esteem, construct a

productive lifestyle through peer support and actual experience, leading to a

successful re-entry into the larger community.

(d)  The facility shall provide or ensure access to a

variety of intensive therapy and program milieu approaches designed to confront

and modify the client's anti-social and dysfunctional behavior.

(e)  The goal shall be to assist the client in learning

socially acceptable skills for coping with responsibilities and relationships,

and to maintain a lifestyle which is substance abuse free.

(f)  Consideration shall be given to meeting client needs in

social, medical, psychological, vocational and educational areas.

(g)  If children are residing in a Therapeutic Community,

the facility shall also meet the rules for Therapeutic Homes for Individuals

with Substance Abuse Disorders and Their Children set forth in Section .4100 of

this Subchapter except for 10 NCAC 27G .4102(c), .4102(e), .4103(2), and .4104(b).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-147;

Eff. August 1, 2000.