15A NCAC 18A .2802       APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PLANS

(a)  Plans drawn to scale and specifications for new child care centers shall be submitted to the local health department for review and approval prior to initiating construction.  Plans drawn to scale and specifications for changes to building dimensions, kitchen specifications, or other modifications to existing child care centers shall also be submitted to the local health department for review and approval prior to construction.  Plans drawn to scale and specifications for prototype "franchise" or "chain" child care centers shall be submitted to DENR, Division of Environmental Health, Environmental Health Services Section, Children's Environmental Health Branch.  When requested by an operator of a center or by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the local health department shall visit or inspect an existing or proposed center, within 30 days of the request, to determine compliance with this Section. 

(b)  Review of the plans by the local health department or the Environmental Health Services Section shall be based on the requirements of this Section.

(c)  Construction and modifications shall comply with the approved plans.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑91;

Eff. July 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. April 15, 1998;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999;

Temporary Amendment Eff. December 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; April 1, 2001.