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WAC 388-97-3280

Safety—Handrails.

The nursing home must:
(1) Provide handrails on each side of all corridors and stairwells accessible to residents; and
(2) In new construction ensure that:
(a) Ends of handrails are returned to the walls;
(b) Handrails are mounted thirty to thirty-four inches above the floor and project not more than three and three-quarters inches from the wall; and
(c) Handrails terminate not more than six inches from a door.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, § 388-97-3280, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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