10A NCAC 14E .0315      HOUSEKEEPING

Clinics that are certified by the Division to perform abortions shall meet the standards for sanitation as required by the Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, in the rules and regulations governing the sanitation of hospitals, nursing homes, adult care homes, and other institutions, set forth in 15A NCAC 18A .1300, including subsequent amendments and editions, with special emphasis on the following:

(1)           the floors, walls, woodwork and windows must be cleaned, and accumulated waste material must be removed at least daily;

(2)           the premises must be kept free from rodents and insect infestation;

(3)           bath and toilet facilities must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times; and

(4)           linen that comes directly in contact with the patient shall be provided for each individual patient.  No such linen shall be interchangeable from one patient to another before being cleaned, sterilized, or laundered.

Copies of 15A NCAC 18A .1300 may be obtained at no charge from the Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, 1632 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-1632, or accessed electronically free of charge from the Office of Administrative Hearings at http://www.ncoah.com.


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 1, 1989.