Section .1300 - Special Care Units For Alzheimer And Related Disorders

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 13 - nc medical care commission/subchapter f/10a ncac 13f .1301.html
Published: 2015

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section .1300 - SPECIAL CARE UNITS FOR ALZHEIMER AND RELATED

DISORDERS

 

10A NCAC 13F .1301        DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIAL CARE

UNITS

The following definitions shall apply throughout this

Section:

(1)           "Alzheimer's Disease" means a

progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in

impaired memory, thinking and behavior.  Characteristic symptoms of the disease

include gradual memory loss, impaired judgment, disorientation, personality

change, difficulty in learning, and loss of language skills.

(2)           "Related disorders" means

dementing or memory impairing conditions characterized by irreversible memory

dysfunction.

(3)           "Special care unit for persons with

Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders" means an entire facility or any

section, wing or hallway within an adult care home separated by closed doors

from the rest of the home, or a program provided by an adult care home, that is

designated or advertised especially for special care of residents with

Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders.

(4)           "Care coordinator" means a staff

person in a special care unit who oversees resident care and coordinates,

supervises and evaluates resident services to assure that each resident

receives services appropriate to the individual’s needs.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2; 131D-4.5;

131D-4.6; 131D-8; 143B-165; S.L. 1999-0334;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000.