Hospital Rules

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules, all rules are reviewed at least every 10 years, or they shall expire. As a result of the periodic review of Subchapter 10A NCAC 13B, Licensing of Hospitals, a total of 40 rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," thus requiring readoption. At this time, the agency is proposing to readopt seven rules with substantive changes, repeal one rule through readoption, and amend three rules for hospital medical staff and bylaws to improve safety, quality and access to care by modernizing the rules and ensuring consistency with Medicare regulations and Joint Commission standards. The proposed rules provide for physician consultation and input while recognizing the facility's governance responsibilities. The proposed rules update language, provide clarity in the rules, remove ambiguity, implement technical changes, and reference general statute where appropriate. In addition, the requirements for Rule 10A NCAC 13B .3702 are incorporated into rule 10A NCAC 13B .3704 proposed for readoption with substantive changes, therefore this rule is not necessary and is proposed for readoption as a repeal.