Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0130 - Resident Care Unit

Each resident care unit shall provide the following:

(1) Resident Rooms. Each resident room shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Capacity. Maximum room capacity shall be four residents;
(b) Size:
(A) Minimum room areas exclusive of toilet rooms, closets, lockers or wardrobes, alcoves or vestibules shall be 120 square feet in single-bed rooms and 100 square feet per bed in multi-bed rooms:
(i) Room dimensions shall allow at least three feet between the side of each bed and any wall;
(ii) Room dimensions shall allow at least four feet between adjacent beds and three feet six inches at the foot of each bed;
(iii) Beds may be rearranged to satisfy the needs and desires of individual residents; and
(iv) At least 50 percent of the resident rooms shall be designed to allow a five foot diameter circle of clear floor area for turning of wheelchairs immediately inside the resident room entrance and immediately outside each resident toilet room.
(B) In facilities caring for pediatric residents where bed size does not exceed that of a six-year crib, the minimum floor space allowance shall be 60 square feet for each crib;
(C) Space shall be provided in each room for an armchair, geriatric chair or wheelchair for each resident.
(c) Closet. Each resident shall have a wardrobe locker or closet within the resident's room. Each locker or closet shall have minimum clear dimensions of 30 inches by 24 inches by 60 inches. The space shall include a rod, at least 15 inches long, with 54 inches (vertical) of hanging space;
(d) Lockable Storage. Each resident shall be provided with a lockable closet or drawer with a minimum of 0.5 cubic feet. The lockable storage space may be included within the closet space defined in subsection (1)(c) of this rule;
(e) Privacy. The facility shall provide full visual privacy by means of cubicle curtains for each resident in multi-bed rooms. Design for privacy shall not restrict the exit/access of other residents from/to the resident room, handwash sink, or toilet. "Full visual privacy" in a multi-bed room means curtains which prevent staff, visitors and other residents from seeing a resident in bed, but which allow staff, visitors and other residents access to the toilet room, handwash sink and entrance;
(f) Door. Each resident room shall have a door which directly accesses an exit corridor. The door opening shall have a horizontal clearance of 44 inches and shall not swing into the exit corridor;
(g) Other Requirements. See rules relating to lighting (OAR 411-087-0430), toilets and handwash sinks (411-087-0310), nurse call systems (411-087-0440) and windows (411-087-0400).
(2) Isolation Room. Each facility shall have at least one resident room capable of being designated as an isolation room which is equipped with a private toilet and handwash sink (see Table 2).
(3) Exceptions:
(a) Number of Residents Per Room. The number of residents in a room may exceed four if the room has been continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 for a number equal to or greater than the number of residents for which the license is requested unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010;
(b) Room Size. The dimensions of a resident room which has been continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 shall be considered to be in compliance with subsection (1)(b) of this rule unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010. In facilities which do not comply with subparagraph (1)(b) (A)(iv) of this rule, all new construction which increases licensed bed capacity shall be required to meet the clearance requirements in said subparagraph until the 50 percent requirement is met;
(c) Closet. The size and design of the resident closet in a room which has been continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 shall be considered to be in compliance with subsection (1)(c) of this rule unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010;
(d) Locked. Facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992, shall only be required to have locked storage in accordance with this rule if the resident or significant other requests locked storage.


Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0130
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92

Tables referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070 & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055 & 441.615

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