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PDFWAC 246-335-742

Linen handling facilities.

A hospice care center applicant or licensee must provide linen handling facilities with the capacity for receiving, holding, sorting, and separating soiled and clean linens either in:
(1) Clean and soiled utility rooms meeting the requirements of WAC 246-335-746; or
(2) In a separate linen handling facility meeting the following requirements:
(a) Floor drain(s) located in the soiled linen area;
(b) Handwash sink in soiled and clean processing areas;
(c) Negative air pressure gradient with direction of air flow from clean side of room to dirty side of room is shared;
(d) A folding area on clean side of room; and
(e) Separate clean linen storage located to avoid sources of moist or contaminated air with:
(i) Storage for reserve supply of linens, blankets, and pillows; and
(ii) Space for carts or shelves.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250. WSR 18-06-093, ยง 246-335-742, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18.]
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