10A NCAC 13D .3104       PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

(a)  When construction or remodeling of a facility is planned, one copy of construction documents and specifications shall be submitted by the owner or owner's appointed representative to the Department for review and approval. As a preliminary step to avoid last minute difficulty with construction documents approval, schematic design drawings and design development drawings may be submitted for approval prior to the required submission of construction documents.

(b)  Approval of construction documents and specifications shall be obtained from the Department prior to licensure. Approval of construction documents and specifications shall expire one year after the date of approval unless a building permit for the construction has been obtained prior to the expiration date of the approval of construction documents and specifications.

(c)  If an approval expires, renewed approval shall be issued by the Department, provided revised construction documents and specifications meeting the standards established in Sections .3100, .3200, and .3400 of this Subchapter are submitted by the owner or owner's appointed representative and reviewed by the Department.

(d)  Any changes made during construction shall require the approval of the Department in order to maintain compliance with the standards established in Sections .3100, .3200, and .3400 of this Subchapter.

(e)  Completed construction or remodeling shall conform to the standards established in Sections .3100, .3200, and .3400 of this Subchapter.  Construction documents and building construction including the operation of all building systems shall be approved in writing by the Department prior to licensure or patient and resident occupancy.

(f)  The owner or owner's appointed representative shall notify the Department in writing either by U.S. Mail or e-mail when actual construction or remodeling is complete.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014.