15A NCAC 18A .3605       INSPECTIONS AND REINSPECTIONS

(a)  For resident camps that operate six months or less per year, an unannounced inspection shall be conducted at least once during the operating season.  For resident camps that operate more than six months per year, an unannounced inspection shall be conducted at least once each six-month operating period.

(b)  Upon entry into a resident camp, the environmental health specialist shall identify herself or himself and state the purpose for the visit.  The environmental health specialist shall inquire about the identity of the responsible person and invite the responsible person to accompany her or him during the inspection.  If no staff member is identified as the responsible person, the environmental health specialist shall invite a staff member to accompany her or him on the inspection.  Following the inspection, the environmental health specialist shall offer to review the results of the inspection with the responsible person.

(c)  The grading of resident camps shall be done on an inspection form furnished by the Department to local health departments.  The form shall provide the following information:

(1)           name and mailing address of the facility;

(2)           name of person to whom permit is issued;

(3)           permit and score given;

(4)           standards of construction and operation as listed in rules .3608 through .3638 of this Section;

(5)           short explanation for all points deducted;

(6)           signature of the environmental health specialist; and

(7)           date.

(d)  In filling out the inspection form, points shall be deducted only once for a single occurrence or condition existing within the resident camp.  Deductions shall be based on actual violations of the rules of this Section observed during the inspection.  The environmental health specialist shall take zero, one-half or a full deduction of points depending upon the severity or the recurring nature of the violation.

(e)  In determining whether items or areas of a resident camp are clean for purposes of enforcing the rules set forth in this Section and grading a resident camp, the environmental health specialist shall consider, among other things:

(1)           age of the accumulated material;

(2)           relative percentage of items that are clean and not clean;

(3)           cleaning practices of the resident camp; and

(4)           health risks posed by the circumstances.

(f)  Upon request of the camp manager or her or his representative, a reinspection shall be made.

(g)  In the case of resident camps that have been closed for failure to comply with the rules of this Section, a reinspection to consider the issuance or reissuance of a permit shall be made by the environmental health specialist.

(h)  In the case of resident camps that request an inspection for the purpose of raising the alphabetical grade and hold unrevoked permits, the environmental health specialist shall make an unannounced inspection after the lapse of a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 15 days from the date of the request.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-235; 130A-248; 130A-249;

Eff. October 1, 2007.