(a)  When construction or remodeling of an adult care home is planned, two copies of Construction Documents and specifications shall be submitted by the applicant or appointed representative to the Division for review and approval.  As a preliminary step to avoid last minute difficulty with final plan 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 Division prior to licensure.  Approval of Construction Documents shall expire after one year unless a building permit for the construction has been obtained.

(c)  If an approval expires, renewed approval shall be issued by the Division, provided revised Construction Documents meeting all current regulations, codes and standards are submitted by the applicant or appointed representative and reviewed by the Division.

(d)  Any changes made during construction shall require the approval of the Division to assure that licensing requirements are maintained.

(e)  Completed construction or remodeling shall conform to the requirements of this Section including the operation of all building systems and shall be approved in writing by the Division prior to licensure or occupancy.  Within 90 days following licensure, the owner or licensee shall submit documentation to the Division that "as built" drawings have been received from the builder.

(f)  The applicant or designated agent shall notify the Division when actual construction or remodeling starts and at points when construction is 50 percent, 75 percent and 90 percent complete and upon final completion.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 143B-165;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 2004;

Eff. July 1, 2005.