SECTION .0300 ‑ LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFF
10A NCAC 46 .0301 MINIMUM STANDARD HEALTH DEPARTMENT: STAFFING
In addition to meeting the requirements in 10A NCAC 48B .0103, to be accredited pursuant to G.S. 130A-34.1, a local health department shall meet the following requirements:
(1) The local health department shall employ a full-time health director, a full-time public health nurse, a full-time registered sanitarian, and a full-time secretary. For this Rule, full-time means the employee is employed to work a standard work week of the local health department. However, the local health department may share a local health director with one or more other local health departments.
(2) All local health department nurses shall either:
(a) Have a nursing degree from a baccalaureate school accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; or
(b) Complete within one year of employment with the health department an introductory course in principles and practices of public health and public health nursing sponsored by the Department. The curriculum for the course shall be developed by the Department with input from local health departments and schools of nursing.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-5(3); 130A-9; 130A-34.1;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;
Amended Eff. July 1, 1985;
Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 12 .0101 Eff. April 4, 1990;
Amended Eff. October 1, 2008; September 1, 1990;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.