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WAC 246-360-100

Bathrooms, water closets, and handwashing sinks.

The licensee must:
(1) Provide adequate private or common-use bathrooms, water closets, and handwashing sinks to meet the needs of guests;
(2) Provide private and common-use bathrooms, water closets, and handwashing areas with cleanable floors, walls, ceilings, fixtures and furnishings;
(3) Provide an uncarpeted, easily cleanable area around each water closet and adjacent to each bathing fixture;
(4) Maintain safe and properly working fixtures and drains;
(5) Provide slip-resistant surfaces or other devices in bathtubs and/or showers;
(6) Provide a means to maintain privacy for toileting and bathing;
(7) Provide water flush water closets unless the licensee has approval from the department and local health jurisdiction for alternative devices;
(8) Provide a handwashing sink or equivalent within, or adjacent to, each water closet room;
(9) Provide easy access to an acceptable single-use drying device from each common-use handwashing sink;
(10) Provide toilet tissue conveniently located by each toilet;
(11) Provide soap for each handwashing and bathing fixture;
(12) Provide an adequate supply of clean towels, washcloths and floor mats:
(a) For guests upon arrival; and
(b) At least weekly or at the request of the guest;
(13) Assure clean towels, washcloths and floor mats kept in lodging units and common bathrooms are stored in a clean area off the floor; and
(14) For lodging units that do not have water closets, and handwashing sinks, provide common-use bathrooms, water closet rooms and handwashing sinks meeting the requirements of this section in a ratio of one bathing fixture, one water closet and one handwashing sink for each fifteen or fewer guests. A bathing fixture means a shower, bathtub or combination bathtub/shower.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.62 RCW. WSR 04-24-002, § 246-360-100, filed 11/18/04, effective 4/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.240. WSR 94-23-077, § 246-360-100, filed 11/16/94, effective 12/17/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-360-100, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-11-058 (Order 328), § 248-144-111, filed 5/17/89.]
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