Or. Admin. R. 419-490-0030 - Therapeutic Boarding Schools: Physical Plant Requirements

(1) A therapeutic boarding school may not allow children in care to have access to, or provide services regulated by these rules (OAR 419-490-0010 to 419-490-0170) in, a building unless the building has been certified as meeting all applicable state and local construction-related requirements for a building used by the therapeutic boarding school.
(2) A therapeutic boarding school must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) All buildings where children in care are present must be smoke-free.
(b) All buildings owned, maintained, or operated by the therapeutic boarding school to provide services to children in care must meet all applicable state and local building, electrical, plumbing, and zoning codes.
(c) All areas of any buildings where children in care receive services must be kept clean and in good repair. Major appliances and heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems must be functional and in good repair.
(d) Each room used by children in care must have floors, walls, and ceilings that meet the interior finish requirements of the applicable Oregon Structural Specialty Code (see the current version of OAR 837-040-0140) and the Oregon Fire Code (see the current version of OAR 837-040-0010 and 837-040-0020) and be free of harmful drafts, odors, and excessive noise.
(e) Each room used by children in care must be adequate in size and arrangement for the purpose in which it is used.
(f) A system providing a continuous supply of hot and cold water must be distributed to taps conveniently located throughout each facility.
(g) Water systems serving the property must be installed and maintained in compliance with applicable drinking water regulations (see OAR chapter 333) from the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
(h) Heat and ventilation.
(A) Buildings must be ventilated by natural or mechanical means and must be free of excessive heat, condensation, and obnoxious odors.
(B) Room temperature must be maintained within a normal comfort range.
(i) Water temperature and access to water:
(A) A continuous supply of hot and cold water, installed and maintained in compliance with this rule and OAR 419-490-0040must be distributed to taps conveniently located throughout each building used to provide services or housing for children in care.
(B) The temperature of hot water used for hand washing, bathing, or showering must be controlled so that it does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit in each building used to provide services or housing for children in care.
(C) Each child in care who lacks the ability to adjust and control water temperature safely must be directly supervised by a staff member of the therapeutic boarding school.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 419-490-0030
CWP 34-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-08; CWP 12-2016(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-16 thru 12-27-16; CWP 22-2016, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-16; CWP 34-2020, minor correction filed 01/14/2020, effective 01/14/2020; Renumbered from 413-215-0616 by CWP 26-2022, filed 11/28/2022, effective 12/1/2022; OTIS 70-2023, minor correction filed 06/08/2023, effective 6/8/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, ORS 418.005 & ORS 418.327

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 418.327, ORS 409.010 & ORS 418.005

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