(a)  Facilities licensed for the first time after the effective date of Subchapters 70I and 70J shall have one full bathroom for each five or fewer persons including live-in staff and family.  For children under five years old a tub shall be provided.  Live-in staff and their dependents shall have a separate bathroom from children in care.

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

(c)  Bathrooms shall be located as conveniently as possible to the children's bedrooms.

(d)  The entrance to a bathroom shall not be through a kitchen, another resident's bedroom or bathroom.

(e)  The bathrooms shall be lighted to provide 30 foot candles of light at the 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.

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


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. October 1, 2008;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.