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PDFWAC 388-97-3960

Accessories in new construction.

The nursing home must provide the following accessories with the necessary backing, if required, for mounting:
(1) Usable countertop area and mirror at each handwashing sink in toilet rooms and resident rooms;
(2) Towel or robe hooks at each handwashing sink in resident rooms and at each bathing facility;
(3) A robe hook at each bathing facility, toilet room and in examination room or therapy area, including outpatient therapy rooms;
(4) A securely mounted toilet paper holder properly located within easy reach of the user at each toilet fixture;
(5) Sanitary seat covers at each public and employee use toilet;
(6) Open front toilet seats on all toilets;
(7) Dispensers for paper towels and handwashing soap at each handwashing sink, and bathing facility;
(8) Sanitary napkin dispensers and disposers in public and employee women's toilet rooms; and
(9) Grab bars that are easily cleanable and resistant to corrosion and securely mounted.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-3960, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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