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PDFWAC 246-324-160

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;
(2) Toilet rooms and bathrooms directly accessible from patient rooms or corridors, without passing through any kitchen, pantry, food preparation, food storage, or dish-washing area or from one bedroom through another bedroom.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040. WSR 95-22-013, ยง 246-324-160, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95.]
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