section .2400 – criteria and standards for intermediate care facility/mentally retarded (ICf/mr)

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Published: 2015

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section .2400 – criteria and standards for intermediate care

facility/mentally retarded (ICf/mr)


10A NCAC 14C .2401       DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule shall apply to all rules in

this Section:

(1)           "Intermediate care facility for the mentally

retarded (ICF/MR)" shall have the same meaning as defined in G.S.


(2)           "Active treatment" means:

(a)           regular participation in professionally

developed and supervised activities, experiences, or therapies in accordance

with an individual plan of care;

(b)           an individual plan of care which is a

written plan that is based on individual choice and sets forth measurable goals

or behaviorally stated objectives and prescribes an integrated program of individually

designed activities, experiences or therapies necessary to achieve such goals

or objectives;

(c)           an interdisciplinary professional evaluation

consisting of complete medical, social, or psychological diagnosis and an

evaluation of the individual's need for the facility's care, prior to admission

but not to exceed three months before admission to the facility or, in the case

of individuals who make application while in such facility, before requesting

payment under the plan;

(d)           re‑evaluation medically, socially, and

psychologically, at least annually by the staff involved in carrying out the

resident's individual plan of care, including review of the individual's

progress toward meeting the plan of care, assessment of continuing need for

facility care, and consideration of alternate methods of care; and

(e)           an individual plan (as part of the

individual's total plan of care) developed prior to discharge that is based on

individual choice by a qualified developmental disabilities professional and

other appropriate professionals, which includes the present residence,

specifying the type of care and services that will be needed to enable the

individual to function in a different environment and also includes provisions

for protective supervision.

(3)           "Qualified Developmental Disabilities

Professional" means a staff person in an ICF/MR facility designated to be

responsible for supervising the implementation of each resident's individual

plan of care, integrating the various aspects of the facility's program, recording

each resident's progress and initiating periodic review of each individual plan

of care. A Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional shall meet the

minimum qualifications for employment as defined in the 42 CFR 483.430 which is

incorporated by reference including all subsequent amendments.

(4)           "Catchment area" means the geographic

part of the State served by a specific area authority ("Area

authority" means the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and

Substance Abuse Authority.)


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑177(1), (5);


Eff. December 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1996; September 1, 1989.