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PDFWAC 246-322-160

Bathrooms, toilet rooms and handwashing sinks.

The licensee shall provide:
(1) One toilet, handwashing sink and bathing fixture for each six patients, or fraction thereof, on each patient-occupied floor of the hospital, with:
(a) Provisions for privacy during toileting, bathing, showering, and dressing;
(b) Separate toilet rooms for each sex if the toilet room contains more than one toilet;
(c) Separate bathrooms for each sex if the bathroom contains more than one bathing fixture; and
(d) One or more grab bars at each toilet and bathing fixture appropriate to the needs of patients; and
(2) Toilet rooms and bathrooms directly accessible from patient rooms or corridors, without passing through any kitchen, pantry, food preparation, food storage, or dishwashing area or from one bedroom through another bedroom.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040. WSR 95-22-012, ยง 246-322-160, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95.]
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