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
(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.