SECTION .0300 - PHYSICAL PLANT RULES

 

10A NCAC 13E .0301       SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICE REGULATION CONSTRUCTION SECTION

(a)  Prior to operation, an applicant for a license to provide overnight respite services shall submit the following documents to the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Construction Section:

(1)           an approval letter from the local zoning jurisdiction for the proposed location;

(2)           if an existing structure, a photograph of each side of the existing structure and at least one of each of the interior spaces; and

(3)           a set of building plans of each floor level indicating:

(A)          the layout of all rooms;

(B)          room dimensions (including closets);

(C)          door widths (exterior, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen doors);

(D)          window sizes and window sill heights;

(E)           type of construction; and

(F)           the proposed participant bedroom locations including the number of occupants in each bedroom.

(b)  The Construction Section shall review the documents and notify the applicant by letter of changes that shall be made to the building to meet the standards established in this Section. The letter shall also contain a list of final documentation required from the local fire marshal, local building code official, and county health department that shall be submitted upon completion of any required changes to the building or completion of construction.

(c)  In order to maintain compliance with the standards established in this Section, any changes made during construction that were not proposed during the document review required by Paragraph (b) of this Rule shall require the approval of the Construction Section.

(d)  Upon receipt of the final documentation required by Paragraph (b) of this Rule, the Construction Section shall review the information and may either approve the overnight respite services program for construction based on documentation or make an on-site visit. If an on-site visit is made, the Construction Section shall inspect the construction and shall notify the applicant by letter of any changes that shall be made to the construction. When the Construction Section determines that the completed construction is in compliance with the standards established in this Section, it shall notify the Division of Health Service Regulation Adult Care Licensure Section of its recommendation for use.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-6.1;

Eff. April 1. 2017.