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, six proposed readoption rules were part of the 97 total rules determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," requiring readoption. With input from stakeholders, substantive changes have been proposed to four rules for readoption and four rules proposed for amendment to update the process that has been followed in the regulation of licensed Adult Care Homes and Family Care Homes in N.C. Most of the rules for both types of assisted living residences, adult care homes of seven beds or more and family care homes, are the same with the primary exception of staffing and physical plant requirements since they serve the same population based on need for care and services. Therefore, the 10A NCAC 13F rules are being proposed for amendment concurrently that correspond to the 10A NCAC 13G rules being proposed for readoption with substantive changes to assure this traditional consistency. Rules 10A NCAC 13F .0209 and 10A NCAC 13G .0209 are not necessary because the requirements of the rules have been incorporated into other rules proposed for amendment in the Subchapter, therefore they are proposed for readoption as a repeal. Rule 10A NCAC 13G .0213 is not necessary and is proposed for readoption as a repeal because G.S. 150B-22 and G.S. 150B-23 govern the criteria for requirements in the Rule.