10A NCAC 48B .0804       BENCHMARK 22

(a)  Benchmark: The local health department shall serve as a health care provider when local needs and authority exist, and the agency capacity and resources are available.

(b)  Activities:

(1)           When the local health department determines that there are compelling unmet health care needs in the community, the local health department shall develop a plan with community leaders and providers to meet the unmet needs, which may include the establishment and provision of such services by the local health department if the department has the authority, capacity and resources to address the unmet needs.

(2)           The local health department shall comply with laws, rules and contractual requirements for programs and services provided pursuant to the local health department's consolidated agreement and agreement addenda, including requirements for corrective action.

(3)           The local health department shall comply with laws and rules relating to programs and services offered by local health department but not covered by the consolidated agreement and agreement addenda.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-34.1;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2006;

Eff. October 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.