AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICE REGULATION, TO WAIVE ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF ADULT CARE HOMES THAT ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST RATING, AND TO DEVELOP AN INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE THAT ALLOWS ADULT CARE HOMES TO DISPUTE CITED INSPECTION DEFICIENCIES. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11, 4/28/11, and 6/8/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective October 1, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Clarifies that at least once every two years, the Division of Health Service Regulation must inspect any adult care home for which the annual inspection requirement was waived.
Summary date: Apr 28 2011 - View summary
House amendment makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends the bill title, clarifying that the bill authorizes (rather than requires) the Department of Health and Human Services to waive annual inspections of certain adult care homes, as detailed.
Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - View summary
Enacts new subsection (a1) to GS 131D-2.11, authorizing the Division of Health Service Regulation (Division) to waive the annual inspection requirement of adult care homes for any home that has achieved the highest rating under rules adopted by the NC Medical Care Commission. However, directs the Division to inspect any home for which the inspection requirement has been waived at least once every two years. Makes a conforming change to GS 131D-2.11(a). Enacts new subsection (a2) to GS 131D-2.11, directing the Division to offer each adult care home an opportunity, upon request and after the home receives an official statement of deficiencies, to informally resolve disputed findings from inspections conducted by the Division. Details additional provisions related to informal dispute resolution and enforcement actions. Effective October 1, 2011.