S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.800 - ADMISSION AND RETENTION (I)

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Individuals seeking admission shall be appropriate for the services, treatment, and care offered. The facility shall establish admission criteria that are consistently applied and comply with the facility's policies and procedures.
B. No supervision, care, or services shall be provided to individuals who have not been admitted as patients of the facility.
C. Patient stays shall not exceed fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days.
D. A facility shall not retain any patients who primarily need detoxification services.
E. A facility shall not retain any of the following persons:
1. A patient with a psychiatric condition of such severity that it can only be safely treated in an inpatient setting;
2. A patient with an unstable medical condition of such severity that it can only be safely managed in an inpatient setting;
3. A patient that does not voluntarily consent to admission or treatment; or
4. A patient that is violent or combative, and/or posing an imminent risk to themselves or others.


S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.800
Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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