Nursing Home Hearings, Transfers and Discharges 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 14A, Director, Division of Health Service Regulation, Rulemaking, three rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," in Section .0300 of these rules, thus requiring readoption. Substantive revisions have been made to these rules to clarify, update, and delete unnecessary definitions. A definition for the "Hearing Unit" was added and the federal definition for "Notice" was referenced. The rules clarified through incorporation by reference that the appeals process and hearings procedures for a nursing home resident transfer or discharge are held in accordance with the rules in 10A NCAC 22H.