410 IAC 26-17-5 - Environment

Authority: IC 16-21-1-7; IC 16-21-2-2.5

Affected: IC 16-21-1; IC 16-21-2

Sec. 5.

The building or buildings, including fixtures, walls, floors, ceiling, and furnishings throughout, must be kept clean and orderly in accordance with current standards of practice, including the following:

(1) Environmental services must be provided in such a way as to guard against transmission of disease to patients, health care workers, the public, and visitors by using the current principles of the following:
(A) Asepsis.
(B) Cross-contamination prevention.
(C) Safe practice.
(2) Refuse, biohazards, infectious waste, and garbage must be:
(A) collected;
(B) transported;
(C) sorted; and
(D) disposed of; by methods that will minimize nuisances or hazards in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and rules.


410 IAC 26-17-5
Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 26-17-5; filed May 11, 2006, 9:36 a.m.: 29 IR 3371; readopted filed Jul 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m.: 20120808-IR-410120196RFA Readopted filed 9/26/2018, 2:48 p.m.: 20181024-IR-410180328RFA

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