New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules
He - Department of Health and Human Services
Subtitle He-P - Former Division of Public Health Services
Chapter He-P 800 - RESIDENTIAL CARE AND HEALTH FACILITY RULES
Part He-P 810 - BIRTHING CENTER RULES
Section He-P 810.09 - Inspections

Universal Citation: NH Admin Rules He-P 810.09

Current through Register No. 12, March 21, 2024

(a) For the purpose of determining compliance with RSA 151 and He-P 810, as authorized by RSA 151:6 and RSA 151:6-a, the licensee shall admit and allow any department representative at any time to inspect the following:

(1) The licensed premises;

(2) All programs and services being provided by the birthing center; and

(3) Any records required by RSA 151 or He-P 810.

(b) The department shall conduct a clinical and life safety code inspection as necessary, to determine full compliance with RSA 151 and He-P 810 prior to:

(1) The issuance of an initial license;

(2) A change in ownership, except as provided for in He-P 810.08(g) (1) ;

(3) A change in the physical location of the birthing center;

(4) A change in the licensing classification, as defined in He-P 810.03(ad) ;

(5) An increase in the number of beds;

(6) Occupation of space after construction, modifications, or structural alterations; or

(7) The renewal of a license.

(c) In addition to (b) above, the department shall conduct an inspection to verify the implementation of any POC accepted or issued by the department.

(d) A written notification of denial will be sent to an applicant applying for an initial license if it has been determined by the inspection mentioned in (a) above, that the prospective premises is not in full compliance with RSA 151 and He-P 810.

(e) A statement of findings for clinical inspections or a notice to correct for life safety inspections shall be issued when, as a result of any inspection, the department determines that the birthing center is in violation of any of the provisions of He-P 810, RSA 151, or any applicable code.

(f) If areas of noncompliance were cited in either a statement of findings or a notice to correct, the licensee shall submit a written POC, in accordance with He-P 810.12(c) , within 21 days of the date on the letter that transmits the statement or notice.

#5635, eff 6-7-93; ss by #7006, INTERIM, eff 5-26-99, EXPIRED: 9-23-99

New. #8957, eff 7-27-07

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