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WAC 388-97-2780

Laundry services and storage.

The nursing home must comply with WAC 388-97-1860 and ensure:
(1) Sufficient laundry washing and drying facilities to meet the residents' care and comfort needs without delay.
(2) That the nursing home linen is disinfected in accordance with:
(a) The temperature and time of the cycle as specified by the manufacturer; or
(b) The hot water cycle using the following table:
Water Temperature
Cycle Length
160 degrees F
At least 5 minutes
140 degrees F
At least 15 minutes
(3) In new construction, soiled linens and soiled clothing are stored and sorted in a room ventilated according to Table 6 in WAC 388-97-4040. The room must:
(a) Have self-closing doors;
(b) Be separated from the washing and drying facilities;
(c) Contain a handwashing sink;
(d) Have a floor drain; and
(e) Contain a clinic service sink.
(4) In new construction, clean linen is stored in a room ventilated according to Table 6 in WAC 388-97-4040. The room must:
(a) Be separated from the washing and drying facilities; and
(b) Have self closing doors.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-2780, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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