10A NCAC 14E .0207       AREA REQUIREMENTS

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.