SECTION .0200 - organization and administration


10A NCAC 70F .0201       GOVERNANCE

(a)  A private child-placing agency and residential maternity home shall have a governing body that exercises authority and has responsibility for its operation, policies, and practices. The private child-placing agency and maternity home shall notify the licensing authority of the type and structure of the governing body.

(b)  A private child-placing agency and a residential maternity home that operates under articles of incorporation shall file the articles of incorporation with the Department of the Secretary of State ( An official copy of the articles of incorporation shall be submitted to the licensing authority.

(c)  In the case of non-profit or for-profit corporations, the governing body shall:

(1)           be composed of no fewer than six members to include men and women;

(2)           provide for a system of rotation for board members and limitation to the number of consecutive terms a member may serve;

(3)           establish standing committees;

(4)           provide orientation for new members; and

(5)           meet at least four times annually with a quorum present.

(d)  An agency shall submit to the licensing authority a list of members of the governing body. This list shall indicate the name, address, and term of membership of each member and shall identify each officer and the term of that office.

(e)  A governmental agency shall identify the statutory basis for its authority to operate a child-placing agency or a residential maternity home.

(f)  The agency shall permanently maintain meeting minutes of the governing body and committees.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-1; 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. February 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2009; October 1, 2008; July 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.