Adult Care Home and Family Care Home 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 subchapters 10A NCAC 13F, Licensing of Adult Care Homes of Seven or More Beds, and 10A NCAC 13G, Licensing of Family Care Homes, seven proposed readoption rules were part of the 97 total rules determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," therefore requiring readoption. With input from stakeholders, substantial changes have been proposed to the readoption rules to update the process that has been followed in the regulation of licensed adult care homes and family care homes in N.C. An additional intent of the readoptions is to make the rules of these two types of assisted living residences comparable, if not the same, for regulatory efficiency since they both house the same type of residents as permitted by law. Rules 10A NCAC 13F .0203, .1214 and 10A NCAC 13G .0214 are not necessary because G.S. 131D-2.4 and 131D-2.7 govern the criteria for the requirements in the rules, therefore they are proposed for repeal through readoption.