SECTION .2800 ‑ CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR
10A NCAC 14C .2801 DEFINITIONS
The definitions in this Rule will apply to all rules in this
(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.
(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
(8) "Pediatric Rehabilitation" is defined as
inpatient rehabilitation services provided to persons 14 years of age or
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.