15A NCAC 18A .1606      GRADING

(a)  The grading of residential care facilities shall be based upon the standards of construction and operation set out in Rules .1607 ‑ .1621 of this Section; however, family foster homes are required to comply only with Rule .1611(a) and (b) and Rule .1613 of this Section.

(b)  The grade of the facility shall be classified as follows:

(1)           as approved if the demerit score is 20 or less and no six demerit point item is violated;

(2)           as provisional if any six demerit point item is violated, or if the demerit score is more than 20 but not more than 40; The duration of such classification shall not exceed seven days; provided, that a longer period may be established if construction or renovation is involved;

(3)           as disapproved if the demerit score is more than 40, if the conditions found are dangerous to the health of the residents, or if the conditions resulting in the provisional classification have not been corrected within the specified time.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑235;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1993; January 1, 1978.