Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022
Resident and staff hand washing lavatories and resident showers/tubs shall be
supplied with hot and cold water at all times.
B. Plumbing fixtures that require hot water
and are accessible to residents shall be supplied with water that is
thermostatically controlled to a temperature of at least 100 degrees F. and not
to exceed 120 degrees F. at the fixture.
C. The water heater or combination of heaters
shall be sized to provide at least six gallons per hour per bed at the above
temperature range. (II)
water supplied to the kitchen equipment/utensil washing sink shall be supplied
at 120 degrees F. provided all kitchen equipment/utensils are chemically
sanitized. For those facilities sanitizing with hot water, the sanitizing
compartment of the kitchen equipment/utensil washing sink shall be capable of
maintaining the water at a temperature of at least 180 degrees F.
E. Hot water provided for washing
linen/clothing shall not be less than 160 degrees F. Should chlorine additives
or other chemicals which contribute to the margin of safety in disinfecting
linen/clothing be a part of the washing cycle, the minimum hot water
temperature shall not be less than 110 degrees F., provided hot air drying is
S.C. Code Regs.
Register Volume 39, Issue No. 06, eff.