Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022
A. General storage
areas shall be provided for patient, staff, and volunteer belongings,
equipment, and supplies as well as clean linen, soiled linen, wheel chairs, and
general supplies and equipment.
Storage buildings on the premises shall meet the building codes requirements
regarding distance from the licensed building. Storage in buildings other than
on the facility premises shall be secure and accessible. An appropriate
controlled environment shall be provided if necessary for storage of items
requiring such an environment.
In mechanical rooms used for storage, the stored items shall be located away
from mechanical equipment and shall not be a type of storage that might create
a fire or other hazard. (I)
Supplies and equipment shall not be stored directly on the floor. Supplies and
equipment susceptible to water damage and/or contamination shall not be stored
under sinks or other areas with a propensity for water leakage.
E. There shall be a soiled linen storage room
which shall be designed, enclosed, and used solely for that purpose, and
provided with mechanical exhaust directly to the outside.