Certification of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 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 14F, Certification of Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, six rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," thus requiring readoption. With input from stakeholders, substantive changes have been made to five of these rules (Rule .1203, .1301, .1802, .1903, and .2101) to provide clarity, remove ambiguity, and implement technical changes in the areas of annual certificate renewal, staff responsibilities and requirements, criteria for exercise therapy programs, exercise drills and documentation and standards for cleaning facilities, equipment and furnishings. References to General Statutes have been added in the rules where appropriate. In addition, Rule .1401 is proposed for amendment to update which State office's telephone number is provided to patients by the program for lodging complaints. These proposed rule revisions reflect current industry standards of practice.