Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0400 - Doors and Windows

(1) Doors:
(a) Interior doors:
(A) The minimum width of all doors to rooms with beds shall be three feet, eight inches (1.12) meters clear opening and six feet, eight inches (2.03 meters) high. Doors to rooms needing access for stretchers, residents' toilet rooms and rooms needing access for wheelchairs shall have a minimum width of two feet, eight inches (85.82 cm) clear opening;
(B) Doors on all openings to corridors shall be swing type;
(C) Space shall be provided in front and adjacent to doors to allow space for persons in wheelchairs;
(D) Doors, except those to spaces such as small closets (less than ten cubic feet) which are not subject to occupancy, shall not swing into corridors in a manner that might obstruct traffic flow or reduce the required corridor width. Closet that are ten or more cubic feet are considered as occupiable spaces;
(E) Interior doors which go between areas frequented by residents and which may be locked shall have electromagnetic locks which automatically release in the event of fire alarm or power failure.
(b) Exterior doors:
(A) Exit/entrance doors with electromagnetic locks shall automatically release in the event of fire alarm or power failure;
(B) Exit/entrance doors shall be keyed or otherwise designed to allow all staff to promptly and easily exit;
(C) Exit/entrance door locks shall be approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal;
(D) Space shall be provided in front of and adjacent to doors to allow space for persons in wheelchairs.
(2) Windows:
(a) All outer windows that open shall have insect screens;
(b) Windows above the first floor shall be designed to minimize potential for accidental falls when open;
(c) All resident rooms shall have outside windows with sills not more than three feet above the floor with a minimum area of ten percent of the floor area. The window will must be above ground level;
(d) Window shades, draperies, or blinds must be provided to control the amount of outside light and to assure the privacy of residents;
(e) Windows in resident rooms shall open without the use of tools. Windows in buildings designed with an engineered smoke control system in accordance with NFPA 90A are not required to be operable.
(3) Exceptions:
(a) Doors. In facilities with rooms continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 without meeting requirements in section (1) of this rule, such rooms shall be exempt from such requirement unless required to conform pursuant to OAR 411-087-0010 or required to conform pursuant to state building codes;
(b) Windows. Facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 shall be exempt from subsection (2)(a) of this rule unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010.


Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0400
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070 & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055 & 441.615

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