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§122C‑61.  Treatment rights in 24‑hour facilities.

In addition to the rights setforth in G.S. 122C‑57, each client who is receiving services at a 24‑hourfacility has the following rights:

(1)        The right to receivenecessary treatment for and prevention of  physical ailments based upon theclient's condition and projected length of stay. The facility may seek tocollect appropriate reimbursement for its costs in providing the treatment andprevention; and

(2)        The right to have,as soon as practical during treatment or habilitation but not later than thetime of discharge, an individualized written discharge plan containingrecommendations for further services designed to enable the client to live asnormally as possible. A discharge plan may not be required when it is notfeasible because of an unanticipated discontinuation of a client's treatment.With the consent of the client or his legally responsible person, theprofessionals responsible for the plans shall contact appropriate agencies atthe client's destination or in his home community before formulating therecommendations. A copy of the plan shall be furnished to the client or to hislegally responsible person and, with the consent of the client, to the client'snext of kin. (1973, c. 475, s. 1; c.  1436, ss. 6, 7; 1981, c. 328,ss. 1, 2; 1985, c. 589, s. 2.)