Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 70239 - Anesthesia Service Space

(a) Postanesthesia recovery unit shall maintain the following spaces as required in Section T 17-314, Title 24, California Administrative Code:
(1) Floor area of at least 7.5 square meters (80 square feet) per bed exclusive of the spaces listed below in (2) through (6).
(2) Space for a nurses' control desk, charting space, locked medicine cabinet, refrigerator and handwashing lavatory not requiring direct contact of the hands for operation.
(3) A utility space including a rim-flush clinic sink and countertop work space at least one meter (3 feet) long. Clean and dirty areas shall be separated.
(4) Storage space for clean linen.
(5) Storage space for soiled linen.
(6) Storage space for supplies and equipment.
(7) Air Conditioning.
(b) The postanesthesia recovery unit is classified as an electrically sensitive area and shall meet grounding requirements in Section70853.
(c) Beds in the postanesthesia recovery unit shall not be included in the licensed bed capacity of the hospital.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 70239

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