(1) Dimensions. All resident
corridors/hallways serving resident living areas shall be a minimum of eight
feet in width.
Items such as drinking fountains, telephone booths, vending machines, and
portable equipment shall be located so as not to restrict corridor traffic or
reduce the corridor width below the required minimum.
(a) Handrails shall be provided on both sides
of corridors used by residents and on all stairways. A minimum clear distance
of 1-1/2 inches (3.8 cm) shall be provided between the handrail and the
(b) Ends of handrails shall
be returned to the wall or otherwise be constructed to prevent snagging the
clothes of residents.
Exceptions. Except as provided in OAR
, facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 shall be
exempt from sections (1) and (2) of this rule.
Or. Admin. R.
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91,
cert. ef. 1-1-92
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS