(a)  Prior to the initial issuance of a license to operate a facility, the Division shall conduct a survey to determine compliance with rules promulgated pursuant to G.S. 131E-79.

(b)  The Division may conduct an investigation of a complaint in any facility.

(c)  Facilities that are accredited through an accrediting body approved pursuant to section 1865(a) of the Social Security Act shall not be subject to routine inspections.

(d)  The Division shall survey non-accredited facilities at least once every three years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79; 131E-80;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.