North Carolina Commission for Public Health
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.
- February 26, 2016
- Proposed Temporary Rule
- 15A NCAC 18A .1971, Engineered Option Permit
- Session Law 2015-286 directs 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.
- February 19, 2016
- Proposed Temporary Rule
- 10A NCAC 41A .0101 (temporary Zika)
- Zika virus infection is an emerging arboviral infection that first spread into the western hemisphere in 2015. It is imperative that public health authorities be rapidly notified when this infection is suspected so that appropriate education can be provided and control measures can be implemented to mitigate the risk of local transmission. For this reason, the State Health Director issued a temporary order requiring immediate reporting of either condition effective February 1, 2016.
- Emergency Rule Adopted: The Commission for Public Health adopted the following emergency rule at their February 10, 2016 meeting. 10A NCAC 41A .0101 Reportable Diseases and Conditions was adopted to continue the requirement to report the Zika virus.
- February 15, 2016
- Proposed for Amendment and Repeal
15A NCAC 18A .1800 - Sanitation of Lodging Places (Amend and Repeal); 15A NCAC 18A .2000 – Sanitation of Bed and Breakfast Homes (Repeal);
15A NCAC 18A .3000 – Bed and Breakfast Inns (Repeal)
These rules govern overall sanitation requirements for lodging establishments in North Carolina. Currently, these rules are contained in three separate sections within the environmental health rules.
- These separate rules share many requirements that are repeated separately within each section. The proposed rule-making action consolidates the separate sections into one set of rules.