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 Code, all applicable volumes, which is incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments.  Copies of this code may be purchased from the Department of Insurance Engineering and Codes Division located at 410 North Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603 at a cost of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).  Existing licensed facilities shall meet the requirements of the North Carolina State Building Code 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 Commission for Public Health, which are incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments.  Copies of these Rules may be obtained from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health, Environmental Health Services Section, 1630 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1630 at no cost.

(e)  The adult care home portion of a combination facility shall meet the rules for a nursing facility contained in Sections .3100, .3200, .3300, 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 domiciliary homes in 10A NCAC 13F, Licensing of Adult Care Homes, which are incorporated by reference, including all subsequent amendments; and domiciliary resident areas must be located in the domiciliary 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.

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

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104; 42 U.S.C. 1396;

Eff. January 1, 1996.