Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1437 - Smoke detection equipment

Rule 37.

(1) At least 1 single-station smoke detector shall be installed at the following locations:
(a) Between the sleeping areas and the rest of the home. In homes with more than 1 sleeping area, a smoke detector shall be installed to protect each separate sleeping area.
(b) On each occupied floor, in the basement, and in areas of the home which contain flame- or heat-producing equipment.
(2) If batteries are used as a source of energy, they shall be replaced in accordance with the recommendations of the smoke or heat detection equipment manufacturer.
(3) Detectors shall be tested and examined as recommended by the manufacturer.
(4) Approved heat detectors may be installed in the kitchen and in other areas of the home containing flame- or heat-producing equipment instead of smoke detectors.
(5) Detectors mounted on ceilings shall be spaced not less than 6 inches away from any walls. Detectors mounted on walls shall be spaced between 6 and 12 inches away from the ceiling. A smoke detector shall not be mounted where ventilation systems or other obstructions keep smoke away.
(6) This rule shall only apply to those adult foster care family homes licensed or proposed to be licensed after March 27, 1980.


Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1437
1984 AACS

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