10A NCAC 13E .0302       CAPACITY

(a)  Pursuant to G.S. 131D-6.1(c)(8), the Division of Health Service Regulation shall not approve a capacity of greater than six participants for an overnight respite services program. For the purposes of this Rule, "capacity" means the maximum number of participants that the overnight respite services program is licensed to house at any given time.

(b)  An overnight respite services program shall not exceed the capacity shown on its license.

(c)  Prior to an increase in capacity by adding rooms, altering rooms, or changing use of space, the overnight respite services program shall submit a request for capacity increase and two building plans of each floor to the Construction Section. One plan shall indicate the current use of rooms in the existing building. The other plan shall indicate the proposed use of rooms in the existing building and its addition, alteration, or change in use of space. For an addition to an existing building, the building plans shall also indicate how the addition will be tied into the existing building and any proposed changes to the building structure.

(d)  When the overnight respite services program increases its capacity by the addition to or alteration of an existing building, the entire overnight respite services program shall comply with the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code, which is incorporated herein by reference including subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of this code may be purchased from the International Code Council online at http://www.iccsafe.org/Store/Pages/default.aspx at a cost of eighty-five dollars ($85.00) or accessed electronically free of charge at http://codes.iccsafe.org/app/book/toc/2012/North_Carolina/Fire/index.html.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-6.1;

Eff. April 1, 2017.