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-Food Service
-Child Day Care
-Residential Care
-Nursing Home          
-Schools
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Food Service

Food Service Establishments are inspected at a frequency determined by the risks to the population served by the establishment and the type of food or drink served by the establishment.  No establishment shall commence or continue operation without a permit or transitional permit issued by the Department. The permit or transitional permit shall be issued to the owner or operator of the establishment and shall not be transferable.  All New, remodeled, or establishments adding new equipment, must submit plans, drawn to scale, equipment specification sheets, menu and a completed Restaurant Plan Review Application

Restaurant Plan Review Application

Temporary Food Establishment Application

Requirements for Temporary Food Establishments

Requirements for Food Service Establishments

Serv Safe
ServSafe is a Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.  This course is designed for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, and other food-handling establishments.  ServSafe is now required for all food service establishments.

Serv Safe Registration Form

Restaurant Inspection Scores

 

 

 

Child Day Care

Childcare centers are inspected twice during a fiscal year. Childcare centers are defined as a program where three or more children less than 13 years old, who do not reside where the care is provided, receive care on a regular basis of a least once per week for more than 4 hours but less than 24 hours per day from persons other than their guardians or full time custodians, or from persons not related to them by birth, marriage, or adoption. There are exceptions to the rule and you can contact this department for them.

The facility must be either hooked up to a public water system or well water.  If the facility is connected to well water, then a water sample must be taken prior to opening. 

Sewage shall be disposed of into either a proper onsite sewage system or public waste water system.  If your facility has an onsite sewage system, a tank check is required to ensure that the existing system is sized properly.

Approval of Construction and Renovation Plans

 

 

 

Residential Care

"Residential care facility" means an establishment providing room or board and for which a license or certificate for payment is obtained from the Department of Human Resources.  However, the term shall not include a child day care facility or an institution as defined in 15A NCAC 18A .1300.

Plans and specifications for new construction or modification of residential care facilities, except family foster homes, shall be submitted to the agency designated by the state licensure regulations and to the local health department for review and approval before beginning construction.

Inspections of residential care facilities shall be made by the Department at least once a year prior to the expiration of the license. Inspections are required for family foster homes only for those homes served by individual or non-community water supplies or on-site sewage systems. A copy of the inspection form shall be provided to the person in charge of the facility. If conditions found at the time of the inspection are dangerous to the health of the residents, the agency supervising the family foster home shall be notified immediately by telephone or other direct means by the sanitarian.

The facility must be either hooked up to a public water system or well water.  If the facility is connected to well water, then a water sample must be taken prior to opening.
 
Sewage shall be disposed of into either a proper onsite sewage system or public waste water system.  If your facility has an onsite sewage system, a tank check is required to ensure that the existing system is sized properly.

 

 

 

Nursing Homes

"Nursing home" means a facility, however named, which is advertised, announced, or maintained for the express or implied purpose of providing nursing or convalescent care for three or more persons unrelated to the licensee. A "nursing home" is a home for chronic or convalescent patients who, on admission, are not as a rule, acutely ill and who do not usually require special facilities such as an operating room, X-ray facilities, laboratory facilities, and obstetrical facilities. A "nursing home" provides care for persons who have remedial ailments or other ailments, for which medical and nursing care are indicated; who, however, are not sick enough to require general hospital care. Nursing care is their primary need, but they will require continuing medical supervision.

In addition to any other licensure requirements, plans shall be submitted to the local health department for review and approval before beginning construction. Construction shall comply with the Rules of this Section.

All wastewater shall be disposed of in accordance with 15A NCAC 18A .1900 or 15A NCAC 02H .0200.

 

 

Schools

"Public school" means a school supported by public funds appropriated by the General Assembly of North Carolina, by the federal government, and through local governmental sources.

All sewage and other liquid wastes shall be disposed of in a public sewer system or, in the absence of a public sewer system, by an approved, properly operating sanitary sewage system.

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