10A NCAC 13B .6105      Incorporation by reference and application of the requirements of the guidelines

(a)  The Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities are incorporated herein by reference, including all subsequent amendments and editions; however, the following chapters of the Guidelines shall not be incorporated herein by reference:

(1)           Chapter 2.6;

(2)           Chapter 3.1;

(3)           Chapter 3.2;

(4)           Chapter 3.3;

(5)           Chapter 3.4;

(6)           Chapter 3.5;

(7)           Chapter 3.6;

(8)           Chapter 3.7;

(9)           Chapter 3.8;

(10)         Chapter 3.9;

(11)         Chapter 3.10;

(12)         Chapter 3.11;

(13)         Chapter 3.12; and

(14)         Chapter 3.14.

(b)  The Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities incorporated by this Rule may be purchased from the Facility Guidelines Institute online at https://www.fgiguidelines.org/guidelines-main/purchase/ at a cost of two hundred dollars ($200.00) or accessed electronically free of charge at https://www.fgiguidelines.org/guidelines/2014-hospital-outpatient/read-only-copy/.

(c)  A new facility or any additions or alterations to an existing facility whose construction documents were approved by the Construction Section on or after January 1, 2018 shall meet the standards established in:

(1)           Sections .6000 through .6200 of this Subchapter; and

(2)           the edition of the Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities that was in effect at the time the construction documents were approved by the Construction Section.

(d)  An existing facility whose construction documents were approved by the Construction Section prior to January 1, 2018 shall meet those standards established in Sections .6000 through .6200 of this Subchapter that were in effect at the time the construction documents were approved by the Construction Section.

(e)  Any existing building converted from another use to a new facility shall meet the requirements of Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79; S.L. 2017-174;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 2017.