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PDFWAC 388-97-2440

Size of resident rooms.

The nursing home must ensure that minimum usable room space exclusive of toilet rooms, closets, lockers, wardrobes, must:
(1) In existing facilities, be at least eighty square feet per bed in each multibed room and at least one hundred square feet for each single bed room;
(2) In a new building or addition, be one-hundred and ten square feet per bed in multibed rooms, and one-hundred square feet in single bed rooms;
(3) In new construction, ensure that the minimum usable room space is also exclusive of vestibules; and
(4) For exceptions to room size requirements refer to WAC 388-97-2180.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-2440, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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