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PDFWAC 388-97-3860

Doors in new construction.

The nursing home must ensure doors to:
(1) Resident rooms provide a minimum of forty-four inches clear width;
(2) Resident bathrooms and toilet rooms are a minimum of thirty-two inches clear width for wheelchair access;
(3) All resident toilet rooms and bathing facilities open outward except if doors open directly into a resident occupied corridor;
(4) Toilet rooms and bathrooms have single action locks, and a means of unlocking doors from the outside;
(5) Occupied areas do not swing into corridors; and
(6) All passages are arranged so that doors do not open onto or obstruct other doors while maintaining resident dignity.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-3860, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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