Director, Division of Health Service Regulation 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 14A, Director, Division of Health Service Regulation, Rulemaking, three rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," in Section .0100 of these rules, thus requiring readoption. Substantive changes have been made to these proposed readoption rules through repeal, technical changes, and removal of outdated language. A reorganization of rule 10A NCAC 14A .0101 clarifies the process for submission and criteria for determination of rule petitions to the Director, DHSR. Rule 10A NCAC 14A .0102 is not necessary because the statutes govern the procedures for rulemaking; therefore, the rule is proposed for repeal. For rule 10A NCAC 14A .0103, the criteria for declaratory ruling submission requests was clarified, the petitioner's opinion of the potential impact on the declaratory ruling on the public has been added to the criteria for declaratory ruling requests, the criteria for good cause denial for declaratory rulings was clarified, and the agency's address was updated.