Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1426 - Maintenance of premises

Rule 26.

(1) The premises shall be maintained in a clean and safe condition.
(2) All living, sleeping, and kitchen areas shall be well lighted and ventilated.
(3) A roof, exterior walls, doors, skylights, and windows shall be weathertight and watertight and shall be kept in sound condition and good repair.
(4) Floors, interior walls, and ceilings shall be sound, in good repair, and maintained in a clean condition.
(5) All plumbing fixtures and water and waste pipes shall be properly installed and maintained in good working condition. Each water heater shall be equipped with a thermostatic temperature control and a pressure relief valve, both of which shall be in good working condition.
(6) All water closet compartments, bathrooms, and kitchen floor surfaces shall be constructed and maintained so as to be reasonably impervious to water and to permit the floor to be easily kept in a clean condition.
(7) Stairways shall have sturdy and securely fastened handrails which are not less than 30, nor more than 34 inches above the upper surface of the tread. Exterior and interior stairways shall have handrails on the open sides. Porches shall also have handrails on the open sides.
(8) Scatter or throw rugs on hard finished floors shall have a nonskid backing.
(9) Handrails and nonskid surfacing shall be installed in showers and bath areas.
(10) Sidewalks, fire escape routes, and entrances shall be kept reasonably free of hazards, such as ice, snow, and debris.
(11) A yard area shall be kept reasonably free from all hazards, nuisances, refuse, and litter.
(12) Cooking appliances shall be properly installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended safety practices. Where metal hoods or canopies are provided, they shall be equipped with filters which shall be maintained in an efficient condition and kept clean at all times.
(13) A written report shall be made to the adult foster care licensing division of the department, the resident's designated representative, and responsible agency within 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends, of the occurrence of fire or severe weather conditions that result in bodily injury or property damage exceeding $100.00.


Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1426
1984 AACS

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