SECTION .3100 ‑ DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

 

10A NCAC 13D .3101       GENERAL RULES

(a)  Each facility shall be planned, constructed, equipped, and maintained to provide the services offered in the facility.

(b)  A new facility or remodeling of an existing facility shall meet the requirements of the North Carolina State Building Codes which are incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments.  Copies of these codes may be purchased from the International Code Council online at http://www.iccsafe.org/Store/Pages/default.aspx at a cost of five hundred twenty-seven dollars ($527.00) or accessed electronically free of charge at http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/Free_Resources/2012NorthCarolina/12NorthCarolina_main.html. Existing licensed facilities shall meet the requirements of the North Carolina State Building Codes in effect at the time of construction or remodeling.

(c)  Any existing building converted from another use to a nursing facility shall meet all requirements of a new facility.

(d)  The sanitation, water supply, sewage disposal, and dietary facilities shall comply with the rules of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Services Section, which are incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments.  The "Rules Governing the Sanitation of Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes and Other Institutions", 15A NCAC 18A .1300 are available for inspection at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Services Section 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27509.

Copies may be obtained from the Environmental Health Services Section, 1632 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1632  at no. cost, or can accessed electronically free of charge at http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=\Title 15A - Environment and Natural Resources\Chapter 18 - Environmental Health.

(e)  The adult care home portion of a combination facility shall meet the rules for a nursing facility contained in Sections .3100, .3200, and .3400 of this Subchapter, except when separated by two-hour fire resistive construction. When separated by two-hour fire-resistive construction, the adult care home portion of the facility shall meet the rules for adult care homes in 10A NCAC 13F, Licensing of Adult Care Homes, which are incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments; and adult care home resident areas must be located in the adult care home section of the facility. Copies of 10A NCAC 13F can be obtained free of charge from the Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section, 2708 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2708, or accessed electronically free of charge at http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title%2010a%20-%20health%20and%20human%20services/chapter%2013%20-%20nc%20medical%20care%20commission/subchapter%20d/subchapter%20d%20rules.html.

(f)  An addition to an existing facility shall meet the same requirements as a new facility.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-102; 131E-104;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014.