Section .6100 - General Requirements

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Published: 2015

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10A NCAC 13B .6101       GENERAL

The design, construction, maintenance and

operation of a facility shall be in accordance with those codes and standards

listed in Rule .6102, LIST OF REFERENCED CODES AND STANDARDS of this Section,

and codes, ordinances, and regulations enforced by city, county, or other state

jurisdictions with the following requirements:

(1)           Notify the Division when all

construction or renovation has been completed, inspected and approved by the

architect and engineer having responsibility, and the facility is ready for a

final inspection.  Prior to using the completed project, the facility shall

receive from the Division written approval for use.  The approval shall be

based on an on-site inspection by the Division or by documentation as may be

required by the Division;

(2)           In the absence of any requirements

by other authorities having jurisdiction, develop a master fire and disaster

plan with input from the local fire department and local emergency management

agency to fit the needs of the facility.  The plan shall require:

(a)           Training of facility

employees in the fire plan implementation, in the use of fire-fighting

equipment, and in evacuation of patients and staff from areas in danger during

an emergency condition;

(b)           Conducting of quarterly fire

drills on each shift;

(c)           A written record of each

drill shall be on file at the facility for at least three years;

(d)           The testing and evaluation of

the emergency electrical system(s) once each year by simulating a utility power

outage by opening of the main facility electrical breaker(s).  Documentation of

the testing and results shall be completed at the time of the test and retained

by the facility for three years; and

(e)           Disaster planning to fit the

specific needs of the facility's geographic location and disaster history, with

at least one documented disaster drill conducted each year.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.