Nursing Homes - Construction and Remodeling ← Knowledge Base When are construction plans required? Do construction plans need to be drawn, signed and sealed by a registered architect? Where are plans submitted? What is the process for new construction or renovations? Can a single-family dwelling (house) be converted into a licensed RCF? What does it mean that an operator should follow the strictest standards among federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations? What about exception requests?