7 AAC 10.1040 - General cleaning and sanitation standards

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, in addition to the other cleaning and sanitation requirements of 7 AAC 10.1000 - 7 AAC 10.1095, an entity shall ensure that
(1) each table or highchair used for food is in good repair, is easily cleanable, and is cleaned and sanitized after each use;
(2) uncarpeted floors, low shelves, walls, door knobs, and other surfaces often touched by adults or children in care are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency to keep the surfaces clean and sanitary; in each carpeted area, the entity shall ensure that the carpet is vacuumed and shampooed at a frequency to keep it clean;
(3) each interior waste receptacle is kept clean and emptied as often as necessary to prevent overflow;
(4) any surface contaminated by a body fluid, including saliva, blood, mucus, vomit, urine, feces, and an injury discharge, is immediately cleaned and disinfected using universal precautions in accordance with 7 AAC 10.1045, including the use of gloves and the caregiver hygiene requirements of 7 AAC 10.1050(e);
(5) cleaning that may present a hazard to adults or children is done only when a room is not occupied by adults or children in care; and
(6) all bedding is laundered
(A) at least once every seven days;
(B) before assignment to another adult or child in care; and
(C) whenever soiled.
(b) Repealed 7/1/2022.


7 AAC 10.1040
Eff. 6/23/2006, Register 178; am 7/1/2022, Register 242, July 2022

Authority: AS 18.05.010

AS 18.05.040

AS 44.29.020

AS 47.32.010

AS 47.32.030

AS 47.32.130

AS 47.32.140

AS 47.33.005

AS 47.33.010

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