Hospital Facilities 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 subchapter 10A NCAC 13B, Licensing of Hospitals, these five proposed readoption rules were part of the 40 rules determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," thus requiring readoption. The proposed readoptions coordinate with the rule 10A NCAC 13B .6105 that incorporate by reference the "Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities" (FGI Guidelines), provide updates to reflect the current operating procedures of the DHSR Construction Section, clarify and remove ambiguity from the rules, and make technical and formatting changes in the rules.