15A NCAC 18A .1831       INSPECTIONS AND REINSPECTIONS

(a)  Upon entry into a lodging establishment, the regulatory authority shall provide identification and the purpose in visiting that establishment. The regulatory authority shall inquire as to the identity of the person in charge and invite the person in charge to accompany the regulatory authority during the inspection. If no employee is identified as the person in charge, the regulatory authority shall invite an employee to accompany them on the inspection. Following the inspection, the regulatory authority shall offer to review the results of the inspection with the person in charge or employee, as applicable.

(b)  The grading of lodging establishments shall be conducted using an inspection form furnished by the regulatory authority. The form shall provide the following information:

(1)           The name and mailing address of the lodging establishment;

(2)           The name of the permit holder;

(3)           The permit status and score given;

(4)           Standards of construction and operation as listed in Rules .1821 through .1834 of this Section;

(5)           An explanation for all points deducted;

(6)           The signature of the regulatory authority; and

(7)           The date.

(c)  The grading of lodging establishments shall be based on the standards of operation and construction as set forth in Rules .1821 through .1834 of this Section.

(d)  The Inspection of Lodging Establishment form shall be used to document points assessed for violation of the rules of this Section as follows:

(1)           Violation of Part 2-1 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1822 of this Section related to person in charge present, certification by accredited program or performs duties shall equal no more than 2 points.

(2)           Violation of Part 2-1 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1822 of this Section related to management awareness, policy present, and allergy awareness shall equal no more than 2 points.

(3)           Violation of Part 2-2 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule.1822 of this Section related to use of reporting, restriction, and exclusion shall equal no more than 2 points.

(4)           Violation of Part 2-4 or Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rules .1822 and .1823 of this Section related to eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use shall equal no more than 1 point.

(5)           Violation of Parts 2-3 through 2-4 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1822 of this Section related to personal cleanliness and hair restraints shall equal no more than 1 point.

(6)           Violation of Part 2-3 or Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rules .1822 and .1823 of this Section related to hands clean shall equal no more than 4 points.

(7)           Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to food obtained from approved source, good condition, safe, and unadulterated shall equal no more than 3 points.

(8)           Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to food separated and protected from contamination shall equal no more than 3 points.

(9)           Violation of Rule .1823 or Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to food protected from environmental or other sources of contamination, including proper dispensing of ice, shall equal no more than 3 points.

(10)         Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to cooking/reheating temperatures shall equal no more than 3 points.

(11)         Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to proper cooling and approved methods shall equal no more than 3 points.

(12)         Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to cold/hot holding temperatures shall equal no more than 3 points.

(13)         Violation of Chapter 3 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1823 of this Section related to date marking shall equal no more than 3 points.

(14)         Violation of Rule .1824 or Parts 4-1 through 4-2 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1824 of this Section related to equipment, food and nonfood-contact surfaces approved, cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used shall equal no more than 1 point.

(15)         Violation of Rule .1824 of this Section related to utensils, equipment properly stored, dried and handled shall equal no more than 1 point.

(16)         Violation of Rule .1824 or Part 4-6 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1824 of this Section related to warewashing facilities installed, maintained and used shall equal no more than 2 points.

(17)         Violation of Rule 1824 or Parts 4-5 through 4-7 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1824 of this Section or of Rule .1827 of this Section related to food-contact surfaces cleaned and sanitized where required and sanitizers maintained as required shall equal no more than 3 points.

(18)         Violation of Rule .1824 of this Section related to cooking surfaces of equipment and nonfood-contact surfaces clean shall equal no more than 1 point.

(19)         Violation of Rule .1824 of this Section related to single-use articles properly stored and used shall equal no more than 1 point.

(20)         Violation of Rule 1824 of this Section related to temperature measuring devices and sanitizer test kits provided shall equal no more than 2 points.

(21)         Violation of Rule .1825 or Chapter 5 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1825 or .1826 of this Section related to handwashing sinks supplied and accessible and toilet tissue supplied shall equal no more than 2 points.

(22)         Violation of Rule .1823 of this Section or Chapter 5 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1825 of this Section related to water from approved source, backflow prevention, plumbing in good repair shall equal no more than 4 points.

(23)         Violation of Chapter 5 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1825 of this Section related to service sink or other approved method and mop storage shall equal no more than 2 points.

(24)         Violation of Chapter 5 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1825 of this Section related to sewage and waste water disposal shall equal no more than 4 points.

(25)         Violation of Rule .1826 of this Section related to natural ventilation and lighting requirements shall equal no more than 2 points.

(26)         Violation of Rule .1826 of this Section related to furnishings clean and in good repair and guest room bathroom fixtures clean and sanitized between guests shall equal no more than 4 points.

(27)         Violation of Rule .1826 of this Section related to physical facilities installed, maintained and clean shall equal no more than 4 points.

(28)         Violation of Rule .1826 of this Section related to insects and rodents present shall equal no more than 4 points.

(29)         Violation of Rule .1828 of this Section related to linens changed as required shall equal no more than 3 points.

(30)         Violation of Rule .1828 of this Section related to linen clean and in good repair shall equal no more than 4 points.

(31)         Violation of Rule .1828 of this Section related to linen properly handled and stored shall equal no more than 3 points.

(32)         Violation of Rule .1828 of this Section related to housekeeping carts shall equal no more than 4 points.

(33)         Violation of Rule .1825 or Chapter 5 of the Food Code incorporated by reference in Rule .1825 of this Section or of Rule .1827 of this Section related to garbage and refuse disposal and facilities maintained shall equal no more than 2 points.

(34)         Violation of Rule .1826 or .1827 of this Section related to premises maintained to prevent breeding and harborages shall equal no more than 3 points.

(35)         Violation of Rule .1827 of this Section related to storage areas maintained clean, provided for maintenance equipment shall equal no more than 3 points.

(36)         Violation of Rule .1827 of this Section related to approved pesticide use shall equal no more than 3 points.

(37)         Violation of Rule .1827 of this Section related to household cleaning agents, sanitizers, and medicines properly stored and handled shall equal no more than 3 points.

(38)         Violation of Rule .1827 of this Section related to premises kept neat and clean shall equal no more than 2 points.

(e)  Upon request of the permit holder or his or her representative a reinspection shall be made. In the case of establishments that request an inspection for the purpose of raising the alphabetical grade, and that hold unrevoked permits, the regulatory authority shall make an unannounced inspection within 15 days from the date of the request.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-4; 130A-6; 130A-248; 130A-249;

Eff. October 1, 2017.