10A NCAC 70I .0102 LICENSING PROCESS
(a) The license process for a residential child-care facility shall consist of an application phase, an investigatory phase and a decision making phase.
(b) Application Phase. An applicant shall apply for a license to operate a residential child-care facility to the licensing authority prior to the first child being accepted for full‑time care. An applicant shall apply for renewal of a license to operate a residential child-care facility to the licensing authority prior to the expiration of the current license.
(c) Investigatory Phase. During the investigatory phase, the applicant shall submit to the licensing authority information on the proposed program and projected methods of operation. For proposed private and public residential child‑care facilities, the licensing authority staff, together with those seeking licensure, shall complete the investigatory phase
(d) Decision Regarding Licensure. An applicant shall submit all the materials required by Subchapters 70I and 70J, to the licensing authority prior to the decision to issue a license to operate.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;
Eff. July 1, 1999 (See S.L. 1999, c. 237, s. 11.30);
Amended Eff. October 1, 2008; July 18, 2002;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.