61-125.2610 - Storage Areas

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.
B. 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.
C. 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)
D. 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.

Notes

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

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