15A NCAC 18A .1828       LAUNDRY AND LINENS

(a)  Except as specified in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, clean bed and bath linen in good repair shall be provided for each guest who is provided accommodations and shall be changed between successive guests. Two sheets shall be provided for each bed. The lower sheet shall be folded under both ends of the mattress. The upper sheet shall be folded under the mattress at the lower end.

(b)  If bed covers are not cleaned between successive guests, the upper sheet shall be folded under the mattress at the lower end and folded over the bed cover minimum six inches at the top end.

(c)  Clean linen and supplies shall be stored in cabinets, or on shelves in linen and supply storage rooms. Cabinets, shelves, and storage rooms shall be in good repair and kept clean.

(d)  Items on housekeeping carts shall be arranged in a manner to prevent cross-contamination between soiled and cleaned items. Housekeeping carts shall be kept clean and stored to protect items from contamination.

(e)  Soiled laundry shall be handled and stored separately from clean laundry using separate cleanable carts or bags. Carts used for soiled laundry shall be labeled or identified for soiled laundry use only.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-4; 130A-6; 130A-248;

Eff. October 1, 2017.