10A NCAC 13G .0309      BATHROOM

(a)  Adult care homes licensed on or after April 1, 1984, shall have one full bathroom for each five or fewer persons including live-in staff and family.

(b) The bathrooms shall be designed to provide privacy.  A bathroom with two or more water closets (commodes) shall have privacy partitions or curtains for each water closet.  Each tub or shower shall have privacy partitions or curtains.

(c) Entrance to the bathroom shall not be through a kitchen, another person's bedroom, or another bathroom.

(d) The required residents' bathrooms shall be located so that there is no more than 40 feet from any residents' bedroom door to a resident use bathroom door.

(e)  Hand grips shall be installed at all commodes, tubs and showers used by the residents.

(f)  Nonskid surfacing or strips must be installed in showers and bath areas.

(g)  The bathrooms shall be lighted to provide 30 foot candles of light at floor level and have mechanical ventilation at the rate of two cubic feet per minute for each square foot of floor area.  These vents shall be vented directly to the outdoors.

(h)  The bathroom floor shall have a non-slippery water-resistant covering.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 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 .0308 Eff. July 1, 2005.