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WAC 388-107-0820: Resident Toilet Room

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-107 > Section 388-107-0820



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WAC 388-107-0820

Resident toilet room.

The facility will ensure: (1) Toilet room doors: (a) Are equipped with keyed locks that allow staff to control access to the toilet room, where indicated by the resident safety risk assessment; (b) Swing outward or be double-acting; and (c) For accessible resident toilet rooms, provide space for facility caregivers to transfer residents to the toilet using portable mechanical lifting equipment. (2) One toilet and handwashing sink for every four residents, or fraction thereof, with: (a) Provisions for privacy during toileting, bathing, showering, and dressing; (b) Separate toilet rooms for each gender if the toilet room contains more than one toilet; and (c) Separate bathrooms for each gender if the bathroom contains more than one bathing fixture. (3) Toilet rooms and bathrooms are directly accessible from resident rooms or corridors, without passing through any kitchen, pantry, food preparation, food storage, or dish-washing area or from one bedroom through another bedroom. (4) Grab bar(s) in nonaccessible toilet rooms must be installed to prevent fall and injury based on resident specific needs. (5) Grab bar(s) in accessible toilet rooms must be installed according to the state building code requirements for accessible toilets. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0820, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]