10A NCAC 13G .0206      CAPACITY

(a)  Pursuant to G.S. 131D-2(a)(5), family care homes have a capacity of two to six residents.

(b)  The total number of residents shall not exceed the number shown on the license.

(c)  A request for an increase in capacity by adding rooms, remodeling or without any building modifications shall be made to the county department of social services and submitted to the Division of Health Service Regulation, accompanied by two copies of blueprints or floor plans.  One plan showing the existing building with the current use of rooms and the second plan indicating the addition, remodeling or change in use of spaces showing the use of each room.  If new construction, plans shall show how the addition will be tied into the existing building and all proposed changes in the structure.

(d)  When licensed homes increase their designed capacity by the addition to or remodeling of the existing physical plant, the entire home shall meet all current fire safety regulations.

(e)  The licensee or the licensee's designee shall notify the Division of Health Service Regulation if the overall evacuation capability of the residents changes from the evacuation capability listed on the homes license or of the addition of any non-resident that will be residing within the home.  This information shall be submitted through the county department of social services and forwarded to the Construction Section of the Division of Health Service Regulation for review of any possible changes that may be required to the building.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.4; 131D-2.16; 143B‑165;

Eff. January 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2005; July 1, 1990; April 1, 1984; January 1, 1983.