Change of Ownership for Home Care Agency

Prior to a change of ownership, the agency must be in compliance with all applicable statutes and rules and shall not have any outstanding complaints filed against the agency.

In order for the Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section to issue a new license to reflect the completion of and approval for a planned change in ownership, corporate structure, merger or acquisition, the following documents must be submitted:

What the seller needs to do:

  1. Submit a letter 30 days before the effective date of the change in ownership to the Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section via email or mail. The letter must include the following:
    1. The name of the agency
    2. The license number of the agency

What the buyer needs to do:

  1. Download and complete a licensure application (PDF, 206 KB) delineating any changes to ownership, operation, and corporate name.
  2. Include the appropriate fee (Payment should be in the form of a check, money order or certified check and must be payable to the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation).
  3. Include signed and properly executed legal documents such as the Bill of Sale and Articles of Incorporation (if applicable).
  4. Include polices and procedures governing the operation of the agency that represents the scope of services provided.
  5. Include proof of personnel that will provide the acquired services.
  6. Include documentation for the qualifications of the agency director as noted in 10A NCAC 13J.1001 of the home care licensure rules.
  7. Include proof of previously owning and operating a home care agency OR include proof of completion of home care provider training.
  8. Mail the above to:
    Division of Health Service Regulation
    2712 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-2712

Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section: