N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-9.2 - Bedrooms

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The facility shall:
1. Ensure that each bedroom in the facility has a floor area of at least 70 square feet for each occupant;
2. Not use any room with a ceiling height of less than seven feet six inches as a bedroom;
3. Not permit more than four individuals to occupy a designated bedroom;
4. Ensure that individuals over five years of age do not share a bedroom with a member of the opposite sex unless legally married; and
5. Ensure that each bedroom has a window which provides natural light.
(b) Each individual shall have his or her own bed. The bed shall be at least 30 inches wide, solidly constructed and appropriate to the individual's height. The bed shall have a clean, comfortable, non-toxic, fire retardant mattress which is maintained in good repair.
1. Cots and other portable beds shall be prohibited.
2. The mattress covering shall be moisture proof, when the individual's condition requires.
(c) The facility shall ensure that clean sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and blankets are provided in accordance with seasonal needs.
1. Sheets and pillow cases shall be changed at least weekly, but more frequently if necessary.
(d) All bedrooms shall be at ground level or above and conveniently located to bathing and toileting facilities.
1. All bedrooms shall open to corridors.
(e) The facility shall provide each individual their own dresser or other storage space for private use in the bedroom area. Off-seasonal clothing may be stored outside the bedroom area.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-9.2

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