The following areas shall comply with Rule .0206 of this Section, and are considered minimum requirements for clinics that are certified by the Division to perform abortions:

(1)           receiving area;

(2)           examining room;

(3)           preoperative preparation and holding room;

(4)           individual patient locker facilities or equivalent;

(5)           procedure room;

(6)           recovery room;

(7)           clean workroom;

(8)           soiled workroom;

(9)           medicine room may be defined as area in the clean workroom if a self‑contained secure cabinet complying with security requirements of state and federal laws is provided;

(10)         separate and distinct areas for storage and handling clean and soiled linen;

(11)         patient toilet;

(12)         personnel lockers and toilet facilities;

(13)         laboratory;

(14)         nourishment station with storage and preparation area for serving meals or in‑between meal snacks;

(15)         janitor's closets;

(16)         adequate space and equipment for assembling, sterilizing and storing medical and surgical supplies;

(17)         storage space for medical records; and

(18)         office space for nurses' charting, doctors' charting, communications, counseling, and business functions.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 14‑45.1(a); 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 19, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2015; December 24, 1979.