10A NCAC 14E .0111       INSPECTIONS

(a)  Any clinic certified by the Division to perform abortions shall be inspected by representatives of the Division annually and as it may deem necessary as a condition of holding such license.  An inspection shall be conducted whenever the purpose of the inspection is to determine whether the clinic complies with the rules of this Subchapter or whenever there is reason to believe that some condition exists which is not in compliance with the rules of this Subchapter.

(b)  The Division shall have authority to investigate any complaint relative to the care, treatment, or complication of any patient.

(c)  Representatives of the Division shall make their identities known to the person in charge prior to inspection of the clinic.

(d)  Representatives of the Division may review any records in any medium necessary to determine compliance with the rules of this Subchapter, while maintaining the confidentiality of the complainant and the patient, unless otherwise required by law.

(e)  The clinic shall allow the Division to have immediate access to its premises and the records necessary to conduct an inspection and determine compliance with the rules of this Subchapter. 

(f)  A clinic shall file a plan of correction for cited deficiencies within 10 business days of receipt of the report of the survey.  The Division shall review and respond to a written plan of correction within 10 business days of receipt of the corrective action plan.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14‑45.1(a); 14-45.1(a1); 143B-10; S.L. 2013-366, s. 4(c);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 19, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2015; July 1, 1994.