15a ncac 18a .1309      FLOORS

(a)  All floors in intensive care units, bathrooms, showers, hydrotherapy areas, operating rooms, soiled utility rooms and laundry areas shall be of smooth, non-absorbent materials and so constructed as to be easy to clean.  Floors shall be free of obstacles to cleaning, and shall be kept clean and in good repair.  Carpeting shall be maintained clean, odor free, dry and in good repair. 

(b)  In all rooms in which floors are subjected to flooding‑type cleaning, floors shall be of nonabsorbent materials, shall be sloped to drain and be provided with floor drains.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑235;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2003 (see S.L. 2002-160); September 1, 1990.