15a ncac 18a .3321      BEDS AND LINENS

(a)  All beds, chairs, cots, and mats shall be clean, in good repair and stored to protect them from splash, drip and other  contamination.

(b)  Individual beds used for sleeping shall be covered with waterproof, washable material and shall be equipped with individual linen.

(c)  All bed linen shall be kept clean and in good repair and shall be changed between participant uses.

(d)  Blankets, throws or other covers shall be kept clean.

(e)  Linen shall be stored with the individual mat or cot until laundered or stored individually for each participant in a designated area if taken off the mats or cots.  Linen shall be laundered a minimum of one time per week, or more often if soiled.  Linen used for more than one participant shall be laundered between users.  Linen used in clothing changing areas shall be changed and laundered when soiled or at least on a daily basis.  Linens shall be large enough to cover the sleeping surface.


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

Eff. August 1, 2002.