Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
Facility standards in subsections (1)-(11) below apply to
addictions receiving facilities, inpatient detoxification facilities, intensive
inpatient treatment, and residential treatment facilities. Facility standards
in subsections (6)-(11) apply to outpatient detoxification, day or night
treatment with community housing, day or night treatment, intensive outpatient
treatment, outpatient treatment, and methadone medication-assisted treatment
for opioid addiction.
Each facility and its grounds shall be designed to meet the needs of the
individuals served, the service objectives, and the needs of staff and
visitors. Providers shall afford each individual access to the outdoors. Access
may be restricted in cases where the individual presents a clear and present
danger to self or others or is at risk for elopement.
(2) Space and Equipment. Provisions shall be
made to ensure that adequate space and equipment are available for all of the
service components of the facility, and the various functions within the
(3) Personal Possessions.
Provisions shall be made which will ensure that individuals have access to
individual storage areas for clothing and personal possessions.
(4) Laundry Facilities. Laundry facilities or
laundry services shall be available which ensure the availability of clean
clothing, bed linens, and towels.
(5) Personal Hygiene. Items of personal
hygiene shall be provided if the individual is unable to provide these
(6) Safety. Providers shall
ensure the safety of individuals receiving services, staff, visitors, and the
community to the extent allowable by law.
Managing Disasters. Providers shall have
written disaster preparedness plans as outlined in paragraph
F.A.C. In addition, the plan shall include procedures for the transfer of any
individuals to other providers. In the cases of emergency temporary relocation,
a provider must deliver or arrange for appropriate care and services to all
individuals. All such plans shall be provided to the regional office upon
request. The chief executive officer shall review, sign and date the plan at
and Maintenance. Provisions shall be made to ensure that housekeeping and
maintenance services are capable of keeping the building and equipment clean
and in good repair.
Conditions. Buildings, grounds, equipment, and supplies shall be maintained,
repaired, and cleaned so that they are not hazardous to the health and safety
of individuals receiving services, staff, or visitors.
(10) Hazardous Materials. Providers shall
ensure that hazardous materials are properly identified, handled, stored, used,
(11) Compliance with
Local Codes. All licensed facilities used by a provider, including community
housing, shall comply with local fire safety standards enforced by the State
Fire Marshal, pursuant to section
F.S., rules established pursuant to rule chapter 69A-44, F.A.C., and with
health and zoning codes enforced at the local level. Providers shall update and
have proof of compliance with local fire and safety and health inspections
annually for applicable components. (Inmate Substance Abuse Programs operated
by or under contract with the Department of Corrections or the Department of
Management Services, and Juvenile Justice Commitment Programs and detention
facilities operated by or under contract with the Department of Juvenile
Justice are exempt from this requirement.)