SECTION .1200 ‑ FUNCTIONAL SAFETY
10A NCAC 13c .1201 GENERAL
(a) The governing authority shall develop written policies
and procedures designed to enhance safety within the facility and on its
grounds and minimize hazards to patients, staff and visitors.
(b) The policies and procedures shall include establishment
of the following:
(1) safety rules and practices pertaining to
personnel, equipment, gases, liquids, drugs;
(2) provisions for reporting and the
investigation of accidental events regarding patients, visitors and personnel
(incidents) and corrective action taken;
(3) provision for dissemination of safety‑related
information to employees and users of the facility; and
(4) provision for syringe and needle storage,
handling and disposal.
(c) Smoking shall be permitted only in designated areas
which shall not include patient care and treatment areas.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E‑149;
Eff. October 14, 1978;
Amended Eff. December