15a ncac 18a .3303       INSPECTIONS AND REPORTS

(a)  Unannounced inspections of adult day service facilities shall be made by an Environmental Health Specialist at least once each year.  An original and one copy of the Inspection of Adult Day Service Facility form shall be completed by the Environmental Health Specialist.  The adult day service facility operator and the Environmental Health Specialist shall each retain a copy.

(b)  If the Environmental Health Specialist determines that conditions found at the adult day service facility at the time of any inspection are dangerous to the health of the participants, the Environmental Health Specialist shall notify the licensing or certifying agency within 24 hours by verbal contact.  A copy of the inspection report documenting the dangerous conditions shall be sent to the licensing or certifying agency within two working days following the inspection. Notification of dangerous conditions found at an adult day care or adult day health service facility shall be made to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging.  Notifications involving dangerous conditions found at a psychosocial rehabilitation center facility shall be made to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation.

(c)  An Environmental Health Specialist may conduct an inspection of any adult day care facility as frequently as necessary in order to ensure compliance with applicable sanitation standards.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-285;

Eff. August 1, 2002.