Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. The HVAC system shall be inspected at least once a year by a certified or licensed technician.
B. The facility shall maintain a temperature of between seventy-two (72) and seventy-eight (78) degrees Fahrenheit in patient areas.
C. No HVAC supply or return grille shall be installed within three (3) feet of a smoke detector. (I)
D. HVAC grilles shall not be installed in floors.
E. Intake air ducts shall be filtered and maintained to prevent the entrance of dust, dirt, and other contaminating materials. The system shall not discharge in such a manner that would be an irritant to the patients, staff, or volunteers.
F. All kitchen areas shall be adequately ventilated in order for all areas to be kept free from excessive heat, steam, condensation, vapors, smoke, and fumes.
G. Each bathroom and/or restroom shall have either operable windows or have approved mechanical ventilation.


S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.2500
Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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