Certifications of Clinics for Abortion Rules

Pursuant to GS 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 14E, Certifications of Clinics for Abortion, these three proposed readoption rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest" requiring readoption. Substantive changes have been made to these rules to update construction documents and specifications approval time limits and flammable anesthetics use prohibition to industry standards, to clarify the requirements for medication administration in the clinic including medical record documentation, and to delete unnecessary redundant requirements in one rule because they are addressed in another rule in the Subchapter. In addition, clarifying technical changes have been made to these rules.