Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0320 - Soiled and Clean Utility Rooms

(1) Soiled Utility Room. The facility shall have one or more soiled utility rooms equipped to pre-rinse soiled linens and equipment. Each floor with resident rooms shall have a soiled utility room on the same floor within 120 feet of each resident room. The soiled utility room shall be equipped with:
(a) Handwash sink.

NOTE: If a two compartment sink is used to meet subsection (1)(b) of this rule, a separate handwash sink is not required.

(b) A mechanical sanitizer or two compartment deep sink (minimum dimensions for each compartment of 19 inches by 22 inches by ten inches deep) with hot and cold running water large enough to provide for disinfection of resident care equipment;
(c) A flush rim clinical sink with washing device;
(d) A work counter;
(e) Area for storage of linen and trash receptacles;
(f) Mechanical ventilation (see Table 2); and
(g) Storage space. Clean urinals and bedpans may be stored in a closable cabinet in the soiled utility room. Other clean supplies and equipment may not be stored in the soiled utility room.
(2) Clean Utility Room. Each floor with resident rooms shall have a clean utility room with a work counter, handwash sink and space for storage and distribution of clean and sterile supply materials. The clean utility room may be used for storage of clean linens.
(3) Exceptions:
(a) Locations. The maximum distance from resident room to soiled utility room in facilities which have been continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 may exceed 120 feet unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010;
(b) Ventilation. Facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 without meeting subsection (1)(f) of this rule shall be exempt from such subsection unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010;
(c) Sink. Facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 with a single compartment deep sink shall not be required to have a double deep sink or mechanical sanitizer in the soiled utility room unless the sink is replaced or otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0320
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; SSD 8-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-93

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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