10A NCAC 13G .0308       BEDROOMS

(a)  There shall be bedrooms sufficient in number and size to meet the individual needs according to age and sex of the residents, the administrator or supervisor-in-charge, other live-in staff and any other persons living in a family care home. Residents are not to share bedrooms with staff or other live-in non-residents.

(b)  Only rooms authorized by the Division of Health Service Regulation as bedrooms shall be used for bedrooms.

(c)  A room where access is through a bathroom, kitchen or another bedroom shall not be approved for a resident's bedroom.

(d)  There shall be a minimum area of 100 square feet, excluding vestibule, closet or wardrobe space, in rooms occupied by one person and a minimum area of 80 square feet per bed, excluding vestibule, closet or wardrobe space, in rooms occupied by two persons.

(e)  The total number of residents assigned to a bedroom shall not exceed the number authorized by the Division of Health Service Regulation for that particular bedroom.

(f)  A bedroom shall not be occupied by more than two residents.

(g)  Each resident bedroom must have one or more operable windows and be lighted to provide 30 foot candles of light at floor level.  The window area shall be equivalent to at least eight percent of the floor space.  The windows shall have a maximum of 44 inch sill height.

(h)  Bedroom closets or wardrobes shall be large enough to provide each resident with a minimum of 48 cubic feet of clothing storage space (approximately two feet deep by three feet wide by eight feet high) of which at least one-half shall be for hanging clothes with an adjustable height hanging bar.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D‑2; 143B‑165;

Eff. January 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2005; July 1, 1990; April 1, 1984;

Recodified from 10A NCAC 13G .0307 Eff. July 1, 2005.