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PDFWAC 388-97-3140

Illumination levels in new buildings and additions.

The nursing home must ensure:
(1) Lighting fixtures and circuitry provide at least the illumination levels appropriate to the task;
(2) Design takes into consideration that lighting systems normally decrease in output with age and dirt accumulation; and
(3) Light fixture locations and switching arrangements are appropriate for the needs of the occupants of the spaces and follow Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recommendations for health care facilities.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-3140, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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