Institutions

Establishments regulated by this program include hospitals, nursing homes, adult care homes, residential care facilities, adult day service facilities and local confinement facilities. These facilities are licensed, certified and/or inspected by the NC. Division of Health Service Regulation. In addition to any requirements from this Division, NC. General Statutes require plan review and sanitation inspections by local health departments.

Hospitals, nursing home and adult care homes are inspected at least twice a year. Residential care facilities, adult day service facilities and local confinement facilities are inspected at least once a year. Grade cards or sanitation classification cards are posted by the EHS at the entrance of hospitals, nursing homes, adult care homes and adult day service facilities. If an inspection shows conditions that are dangerous to the health of the public, program participants, patients and/or residents of hospitals, nursing homes, adult care homes or adult day service facilities, the licensing or certifying agency is notified within 24 hours. Previous inspections are available for review on our Inspection Scores page.