Or. Admin. R. 309-040-0375 - Sanitation

(1) The water supply in the home shall meet the requirements of the current Authority rules governing domestic water supplies:
(a) A municipal water supply shall be utilized if available;
(b) When the home is not served by an approved municipal water system, and the home qualifies as a public water system according to OAR 333-061-0020(94) Authority rules for public water systems, then the provider shall comply with the OAR chapter 333. These include requirements that the drinking water be tested for total coliform bacteria at least quarterly and nitrate at least annually and reported to the Division. For adverse test results, these rules require that repeat samples and corrective action be taken to assure compliance with water quality standards. Public notice shall be given whenever a violation of the water quality standards occurs, and records of water testing shall be retained according to Division requirements.
(2) All floors, walls, ceilings, windows, furniture, and equipment shall be kept in good repair, clean, neat, and orderly.
(3) Each bathtub, shower, lavatory, and toilet shall be kept clean, in good repair, and regularly sanitized.
(4) Kitchen sinks may not be used for the disposal of cleaning wastewater.
(5) Soiled linens and clothing shall be stored in an area or container separate from kitchens, dining areas, clean linens, clothing, and food.
(6) All necessary measures shall be taken to prevent rodents and insects from entering the home. Should pests be found in the home, appropriate action shall be taken to eliminate them.
(7) The grounds of the facility shall be kept orderly and reasonably free of litter, unused articles, and refuse.
(8) Garbage and refuse receptacles shall be clean, durable, watertight, insect and rodent proof, and shall be kept covered with tight-fitting lids. All garbage and solid waste shall be disposed of at least weekly and in compliance with the current rules of the Department of Environmental Quality.
(9) All sewage and liquid wastes shall be disposed of in accordance with the Plumbing Code to a municipal sewage system where such facilities are available. If a municipal sewage system is not available, sewage and liquid wastes shall be collected, treated, and disposed of in compliance with the current rules of the Department of Environmental Quality. Sewage lines and septic tanks or other non-municipal sewage disposal systems, where applicable, shall be maintained in good working order.
(10) Biohazard waste shall be disposed of in compliance with the rules of the Department of Environmental Quality.
(11) Precautions shall be taken to prevent the spread of infectious or communicable diseases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and to minimize or eliminate exposure to known health hazards:
(a) In accordance with OAR 437-002-0368 through 2226of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Code, program staff shall employ universal precautions whereby all human blood and certain body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood borne pathogens;
(b) Bathroom facilities shall be equipped with an adequate supply of toilet paper, soap, and towels.
(12) If pets or other household animals exist at the home, sanitation practices shall be implemented to prevent health hazards:
(a) These animals shall be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of a licensed veterinarian. Proof of such vaccinations shall be maintained on the premises;
(b) Animals not confined in enclosures shall be under control and maintained in a manner that does not adversely impact individuals or others.


Or. Admin. R. 309-040-0375
MHD 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-05; MHS 14-2016(Temp), f. 9-6-16, cert. ef. 9-7-16 thru 3-3-17; MHS 3-2017(Temp), f. 3-3-17, cert. ef. 3-4-17 thru 8-30-17; MHS 9-2017, f. 6-29-17, cert. ef. 7/1/2017

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042

Stats. Implemented: ORS 443.705 - 443.825

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