Section .2800 ‑ Criteria And Standards For Rehabilitation Services

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 14 - director, division of health service regulation/subchapter c/10a ncac 14c .2801.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .2800 ‑ CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR

REHABILITATION SERVICES

 

10A NCAC 14C .2801       DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule will apply to all rules in this

Section.

(1)           "Rehabilitation Facility" means a

facility as defined in G.S. 131E‑176.

(2)           "Rehabilitation" means the process to

maintain, restore or increase the function of disabled individuals so that an

individual can live in the least restrictive environment, consistent with his

or her objective.

(3)           "Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic" is defined

as a program of coordinated and integrated outpatient services, evaluation, or

treatment with emphasis on improving the functional level of the person in

coordination with the patient's family.

(4)           "Rehabilitation Beds" means inpatient

beds for which a need determination is set forth in the current State Medical

Facilities Plan and which are located in a hospital licensed pursuant to G.S.

131E‑77.

(5)           "Traumatic Brain Injury" is defined as an

insult to the brain that may produce a diminished or altered state of

consciousness which results in impairment of cognitive abilities or physical

functioning.  It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional

functioning.  These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause

partial or total functional disability or psychological maladjustment.

(6)           "Stroke" (cerebral infarction,

hemorrhage) is defined as the sudden onset of a focal neurologic deficit due to

a local disturbance in the blood supply to the brain.

(7)           "Spinal Cord Injury" is defined as an

injury to the spinal cord that results in the loss of motor or sensory

function.

(8)           "Pediatric Rehabilitation" is defined as

inpatient rehabilitation services provided to persons 14 years of age or

younger.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1993;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006.