10A NCAC 14C .0203       FILING APPLICATIONS

(a)  A certificate of need application shall not be reviewed by the Certificate of Need Section until it is filed in accordance with this Rule.

(b)  An original and a copy of the application shall be file-stamped as received by the agency no later than 5:30 p.m. on the 15th day of the month preceding the scheduled review period.  In instances when the 15th of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, the filing deadline is 5:30 p.m. on the next business day.  An application shall not be included in a scheduled review if it is not received by the agency by this deadline.  Each applicant shall transmit, with the application, a fee to be determined according to the formula as stated in G.S. 131E-182(c).

(c)  After an application is filed, the agency shall determine whether it is complete for review.  An application shall not be considered complete if:

(1)           the requisite fee has not been received by the agency; or

(2)           a signed original and copy of the application have not been submitted to the agency on the appropriate application form.

(d)  If the agency determines the application is not complete for review, it shall mail notice of such determination to the applicant within five business days after the application is filed and shall specify what is necessary to complete the application.  If the agency determines the application is complete, it shall mail notice of such determination to the applicant prior to the beginning of the applicable review period.

(e)  Information requested by the agency to complete the application must be received by the agency no later than 5:30 p.m. on the last working day before the first day of the scheduled review period.  The review of an application shall commence in the next applicable review period that commences after the application has been determined to be complete.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑177; 131E‑182;

Eff. October 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1982;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 15, 1983, for a Period of 118 Days, to Expire on November 10, 1983;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1990: January 1, 1990; December 1, 1989; January 1, 1987; October 1, 1984; November 10, 1983;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 11, 1993, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. January 4, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 12, 1994, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 16, 2004;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2008.