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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.



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)
January 3, 2017
Proposed Amendment
This rule governs the sale of turtles in North Carolina. Under the current rule, all sales of turtles are prohibited. The proposed rule amendment reduces the burden on retail merchants to allow for the sale of small turtles. The proposed amendment will prohibit the sale of turtles with a carapace length of less than four inches, which conforms with the federal regulations regulating the sale of turtles of less than four inches (21 CFR 1240.62).
10A NCAC 41A .0302: Sale of Turtles Restricted
December 1, 2016
Proposed Rule Adoption
Session Law 2015-286 directed the Commission to adopt temporary rules for an alternate permitting process for on-site wastewater systems. This alternate permitting process allows for the private sector to permit an on-site wastewater system as an option in place of the standard local health department permitting process.
15A NCAC 18A .1971: Engineered Option Permit
November 15, 2016
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.
Proposed Adoption, Proposed Repeals: 15A NCAC 18A .1800-.3000 (Sanitation of Lodging Establishments)
August 1, 2016
Proposed Amendment
This proposed amendment adds work-related Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning to the list of industrial diseases, illnesses, and injuries that are dangerous to the public health.
Proposed Amendment: 10A NCAC 41C .0702