Adult Care Home and Family Care Home Rules

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of North Carolina, by issuing Executive Order No. 116, declared a state of emergency to coordinate a response and enact protective measures to help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as COVID-19. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Department of Health and Human Services have declared COVID-19 a public health threat and emergency. In order to protect the health and safety of citizens residing in adult care homes and family care homes and the healthcare workforce employed in these facilities, the N.C. Medical Care Commission seeks to adopt 10A NCAC 13F .1801, 10A NCAC 13F .1802, 10A NCAC 13G .1701, and 10A NCAC 13G .1702 under temporary procedures. These regulations are needed to save lives in adult care homes and family care homes and protect the health of the residents and staff.