Skip all navigation Skip to page navigation

DHHS Home | Assistance | Divisions | About DHHS | DHHS Contacts

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Commission for Public Health
N.C. Public Health Home

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.



June 1, 2018

Proposed Amendment 10A NCAC 41A .0101

An amendment to the NC Reportable Diseases and Conditions rule is needed to add two healthcare acquired infections as required to be reportable to the Division of Public Health and also to make a minor technical correction to the recently codified amendment.

May 1, 2018

Proposed Amendments 15A NCAC 18E

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

This a re-posting based on significant revisions made based on public comments received from the initial publication. The proposed rules were originally published in the North Carolina Register, Volume 32: Issue 5 and posted on this site on September 1, 2017, as announced below.

December 15, 2017

Proposed Amendment: 10A NCAC 43D .0708 (Authorized Vendors)

This amendment corrects an error in the recently adopted rule. The minimum inventory for skim milk should be six gallons (not four), as was originally noticed but not carried forward to the codified version approved by the Rules Review 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.