61-125.2604 - Bathrooms and Restrooms. (II)

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

A. Separate bathroom facilities shall be provided for staff members, volunteers, public, and/or family.
B. Toilets shall be provided in ample number to serve the needs of staff members, volunteers, and the public. The minimum number for patients shall be one (1) toilet for each six (6) licensed beds or fraction thereof.
C. There shall be at least one (1) handwash lavatory adjacent to each toilet. Liquid soap shall be provided in public restrooms and bathrooms used by more than one (1) patient. Communal use of bar soap is prohibited. A sanitary individualized method of drying hands shall be available at each lavatory.
D. There shall be one (1) bathtub or shower for each eight (8) licensed beds or fraction thereof.
E. All bathtubs, toilets, and showers used by patients shall have approved grab bars securely fastened in a usable fashion.
F. Privacy shall be provided at toilets, urinals, bathtubs, and showers.
G. Toilet facilities shall be at or adjacent to the kitchen for kitchen employees.
H. Facilities for handicapped persons shall be provided whether or not any of the patients are classified as handicapped.
I. All bathroom floors shall be entirely covered with an approved nonabsorbent covering. Walls shall be nonabsorbent, washable surfaces to the highest level of splash.
J. There shall be a mirror above each bathroom lavatory for patients' grooming.
K. An adequate supply of toilet tissue shall be maintained in each bathroom.
L. Easily cleanable receptacles shall be provided for waste materials. Such receptacles in toilet rooms for women shall be covered.
M. Bar soap, bath towels, and washcloths shall be provided to each patient as needed. Bath linens assigned to specific patients may not be stored in centrally located bathrooms. Provisions shall be made for each patient to properly keep their bath linens in their room, such as, on a towel hook or bar designated for each patient occupying that room, or bath linens to meet patient needs shall be distributed as needed, and collected after use and stored properly, see Section 1705.


Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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