section .2600 – criteria and standards for psychiatric beds

Published: 2015

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section .2600 – criteria and standards for psychiatric beds


10A NCAC 14C .2601       DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule apply to all rules in this


(1)           "Psychiatric Beds" means beds in:

(a)           psychiatric units of general hospitals

licensed under G.S. Chapter 131E-77, Article 5;

(b)           free-standing psychiatric hospitals licensed

under G.S. Chapter 122C-23, Article 2.

(2)           "Involuntary Admissions" means those

persons admitted under the involuntary commitment procedure defined in G.S.

Chapter 122, Article 5, Part 7.

(3)           "Service Area" means the counties in the

Mental Health Planning Area, as defined in the applicable State Medical

Facilities Plan.

(4)           "Professional Staff" means any employee

who provides treatment or habilitation services to a patient receiving

psychiatric treatment in a general hospital, psychiatric hospital or inpatient

unit of a community mental health center.  This includes, but is not

necessarily limited to, physicians licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, psychiatric nurses, practicing psychologists or psychiatric social workers.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-177(1); 131E-183(b);

Eff. May 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2009; November 1, 1989.