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WAC 246-324-120

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Physical environment.

The licensee shall:
(1) Provide a safe and clean environment for patients, staff and visitors;
(2) Provide ready access and equipment to accommodate individuals with physical and mental disabilities;
(3) Provide adequate lighting in all areas;
(4) Provide natural or mechanical ventilation sufficient to remove odors, smoke, excessive heat and condensation from all habitable rooms;
(5) Provide a heating system operated and maintained to sustain a comfortable, healthful temperature in all habitable rooms;
(6) Provide an adequate supply of hot and cold running water under pressure meeting the standards in chapters 246-290 and 246-291 WAC, with:
(a) Devices to prevent backflow into the potable water supply system; and
(b) Water temperature not exceeding 120°F automatically regulated at all plumbing fixtures used by patients;
(7) Implement current, written policies, procedures, and schedules for maintenance and housekeeping functions;
(8) Provide housekeeping and service facilities on each floor of the hospital including:
(a) One or more service sinks, designed for filling and emptying mop buckets;
(b) Housekeeping closets:
(i) Equipped with shelving;
(ii) Ventilated to the out-of-doors; and
(iii) Kept locked; and
(c) A utility service area designed and equipped for washing, disinfecting, storing, and housing medical and nursing supplies and equipment; and
(9) Provide equipment and facilities to collect and dispose of all sewage, garbage, refuse and liquid waste in a safe and sanitary manner.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040. WSR 95-22-013, § 246-324-120, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95.]