Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0230 - Laundry Services

(1) On-Site Processing. If linen is to be processed on-site, the following shall be provided:
(a) A processing area which cannot be entered directly from the resident corridor;
(b) A laundry processing room with equipment which can process even days' needs within a regularly scheduled work week. The laundry services area shall include a handwash sink and soiled linen receiving, holding and sorting areas;
(c) Ventilation in accordance with Table 2;
(d) Storage for laundry supplies;
(e) Clean linen inspection, mending and folding room or area;
(f) Janitor's closet or alcove containing a floor receptor or service sink and storage space for housekeeping equipment and supplies; and
(g) The design shall provide for flow of clean and soiled laundry and supplies in a manner which avoids potential for contamination.
(2) Off-Site Processing. If linen is processed off-site, the facility shall have a soiled linen holding room ventilated in compliance with Table 2. The soiled linen holding room may also serve as the soiled utility room if sufficient space is provided (see OAR 441-087-0320).
(3) Clean Linen Storage. The facility shall have a separate or designated area within the clean utility room for linen storage. If a closed cart system is used, storage may be in an alcove.
(4) Cart Sanitizing and Storage. The facility shall have a cart sanitizing and storage area with running water. If located outside, the area shall be covered and paved. The area may be shared with dietary services only if located outside and directly accessible from both departments.
(5) Exceptions. In facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992, section (1) of this rule shall not apply unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010.


Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0230
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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