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The Commission for Public Health is the public health rulemaking body for North Carolina. The Commission is authorized and directed by the N.C. General Assembly to adopt rules to protect and promote the health of the public and to adopt rules necessary to implement public health programs administered by the Division of Public Health. The Commission for Public Health was first established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1877 as the State Board of Health. It was renamed the Commission for Health Services in 1973 and became the Commission for Public Health in 2007. The Division of Public Health is staff to the Commission.



September 1, 2017

Proposed Adoption: 15A NCAC 18E .0101-.1713: Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems; Proposed for Repeal: 15A NCAC 18A .1934-.1935, .1937-.1962, .1964-.1971

The on-site wastewater treatment system rules (15A NCAC 18A .1900) have not been updated as a complete package since 1990. In the intervening 27 years, the industry has seen many technological advances, terminology has been standardized and practical knowledge has been enhanced. The proposed rules incorporate current rule interpretations and existing knowledge of advanced technologies, include previously excluded products, updated and simplified terminology, and reflect significant improvement in consistency and clarity.

September 1, 2017

Proposed Amendment: 10A NCAC 41A .0202: Control Measure - HIV

Scientific data that shows that undetectable HIV viral load equates with being non-infectious; therefore, identifying linking, and retaining HIV-infected individuals in medical care is critical to ending the HIV epidemic in North Carolina. The proposed rule amendment modernizes North Carolina’s current HIV control measures to reflect this current science and highlights the importance of persons living with AIDS to be engaged in care.

August 15, 2017

Proposed Amendment

The NC Reportable Diseases and Conditions rule is proposed for amendment to require laboratories that perform HIV genotypic testing and utilize ELR to report HIV genotypic laboratory test results directly to the NC Division of Public Health.

Proposed Amendment 10A 41A .0101: Reportable Diseases and Conditions

June 1, 2017

Proposed Amendment and Repeals

In order to consolidate rules, the Commission proposes the adoption and repeal of rules governing overall sanitation requirements for lodging establishments in North Carolina. Currently, these rules are contained in three separate sections within the environmental health rules.

Note: This is a re-posting of rules previously published.
Proposed Adoption, Proposed Repeals: 15A NCAC 18A .1800-.3000 (Sanitation of Lodging Establishments)

June 1, 2017

Proposed Amendment

These rules govern the implementation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Amendments to these rules are necessary to implement in North Carolina the federally-required WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system and to modify the minimum inventory requirements for WIC vendors.

10A NCAC 43D .0202 (Definitions), .0203 (References), .0703 (Use of Food Instruments and Cash-Value Vouchers), .0707 (Vendor Applicants), .0708 (Authorized Vendors)

March 1, 2017

Proposed Re-Adoption

These rules govern the administration of the statewide early intervention program. Under Federal Law, Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) defines program eligibility requirements and establishes standards and procedures for the delivery of early intervention services to eligible participants. The rules were determined to be necessary with substantive public interest therefore requiring re-adoption.

10A NCAC 43G .0108 (Administration), .0110 (Eligibility), .0111 (Service Plan, Service Delivery)