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[Rev. 11/21/2013 3:53:00 PM--2013]

[NAC-211 Revised Date: 12-11]

CHAPTER 211 - COUNTY AND CITY JAILS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

211.010            Definitions.

211.020            “Cell” defined.

211.025            “Classification” defined.

211.030            “Dayroom” defined.

211.040            “Dormitory” defined.

211.050            “Health authority” defined.

211.060            “Inmate” defined.

211.065            “Lavatory” defined.

211.070            “Local correctional institution” defined.

211.080            “Unencumbered space” defined.

211.100            Severability.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FACILITIES

211.110            Exemption of existing facilities and equipment.

211.120            Plan review of proposed construction or alteration.

211.130            Records of inspections.

211.210            Separation of inmates by classification.

211.215            Separate unit for confinement of intoxicated inmates; required equipment.

211.220            Separate cells for confinement of certain inmates with mental illness or mental retardation.

211.225            Cell or sleeping area.

211.230            Dormitories.

211.232            Dayroom.

211.235            Medical and dental examining room.

211.236            Exercise and recreation.

211.237            Space for visiting of inmates and contact visits.

211.238            Space for educational and multiple purposes.

211.239            Space for storage of items served in commissary or canteen.

211.245            Personal property storage.

211.250            Janitors’ closets.

211.255            Laundry facilities.

211.260            Barbering and cosmetology services.

211.310            Lighting.

211.315            Equipment to maintain essential lights, power and communications in emergency.

211.320            Heating and cooling equipment: Ventilation and temperature standards.

211.340            Bedding.

211.350            Personal supplies for inmates.

211.410            Institutional cleanliness.

211.420            Food service.

211.430            Vermin control.

211.440            Accident prevention: Burns, falls, electrical shocks.

211.445            Policies and procedures for prevention of fire.

211.450            Industrial activities: State standards apply.

211.511            Systems for potable and nonpotable water.

211.515            Drinking water.

211.520            Toilets and urinals.

211.530            Lavatories.

211.540            Showers.

211.550            Sewage disposal.

211.570            Disposal of garbage and refuse.

 

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NAC 211.010  Definitions. (NRS 444.335)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 211.020 to 211.080, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Bd. of Health by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.020  “Cell” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Cell” means a room used to confine not more than two inmates.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.025  “Classification” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Classification” means the process of individual case evaluation to determine the custody and program needs of the individual inmate.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.030  “Dayroom” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Dayroom” means a room in which inmates are confined during the day and where they may read, write or carry on other activities.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.2, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.040  “Dormitory” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Dormitory” means a room or an area used to confine three or more inmates.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.3, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.050  “Health authority” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Health authority” means the officers and agents of the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services or the officers and agents of local boards of health.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.4, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.060  “Inmate” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Inmate” means any person confined in a local correctional institution.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.5, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.065  “Lavatory” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Lavatory” means a basin with a faucet and drain that is used for washing the face or hands of a person.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.070  “Local correctional institution” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Local correctional institution” means any penal facility used for confinement of persons or any facility used for detention of juveniles, which is operated by or under the supervision of a subdivision of the State. The term includes a jail.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 1.6, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.080  “Unencumbered space” defined. (NRS 444.335)  “Unencumbered space” means the space in a room that is not encumbered by furnishings or fixtures. The amount of such space in a room is determined by subtracting the square footage of any furnishings or fixtures, as placed in their ordinary operational position, from the total square footage of the room.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.100  Severability. (NRS 444.335)  If any part of this chapter is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, it is the intention of the State Board of Health that the remainder of the regulations not be affected thereby, to the extent that the remainder can be given independent effect.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 20.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 211.610)

REQUIREMENTS FOR FACILITIES

      NAC 211.110  Exemption of existing facilities and equipment. (NRS 444.335)  If any facility or equipment being used by a local correctional institution on November 24, 1998, does not fully meet the requirements for design and construction of this chapter, the facility or equipment is exempt from those requirements and may be continued in use if it is in good repair, is capable of being maintained in a sanitary condition and creates no health hazard.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 17.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.120  Plan review of proposed construction or alteration. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Plans and specifications for alteration or new construction of any local correctional institution must be submitted to the appropriate health authority for review before work is begun.

     2.  Where a city, county or district health department is operated full time, plans and specifications must be submitted to that department for review before work is begun.

     3.  All such plans and specifications must:

     (a) Show the layout of the building;

     (b) Show the types of material to be used in the construction;

     (c) Show the size and location of the fixed equipment and facilities; and

     (d) Include complete plans for the plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, with details for the heating, ventilating and cooling installations.

     4.  The appropriate health authority shall not grant final approval for alteration or construction until it has been approved by the local building and fire officials.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 18.1, 18.2, 18.3 & 18.4, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.130  Records of inspections. (NRS 444.335)  Whenever the health authority makes an inspection of a local correctional institution, the inspector shall record his or her findings and provide the appropriate official of the institution with a copy of the report. The report must set forth the specific deficiencies found.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 19.1, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.210  Separation of inmates by classification. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, cells and dormitories must be provided for adult males, adult females, male juveniles and female juveniles. Juveniles who have been certified as adults may be considered adults for the purposes of classification.

     2.  Inmates housed in each separate class of cell or dormitory must not be able to enter another class of cell or dormitory, see into another class or hear sounds made in another class which are of a normal volume.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 3.4 & 3.4.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.215  Separate unit for confinement of intoxicated inmates; required equipment. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  A separate unit for confinement of intoxicated inmates must be provided in each confinement facility used to confine inmates who may be intoxicated.

     2.  Each separate unit must be equipped with:

     (a) A stationary bed;

     (b) A drinking fountain;

     (c) A toilet of modern type suitable for prison use;

     (d) A drain which is installed level with the floor and which has a flushing action similar to a toilet; and

     (e) A lavatory with a drain adequate to accommodate the refuse commonly associated with such units.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 3.3, 3.3.1 & 3.3.2, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.220  Separate cells for confinement of certain inmates with mental illness or mental retardation. (NRS 444.335)  Separate cells must be provided for confinement of inmates with mental illness or mental retardation whose adaptation to the correctional environment is significantly impaired.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 3.5, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.225  Cell or sleeping area. (NRS 444.335)  Each cell or sleeping area in which inmates are confined must:

     1.  Have at least 35 square feet (3.25 square meters) of unencumbered space;

     2.  Have a ceiling which is at least 8 feet (244 centimeters) above the floor;

     3.  Contain a bed; and

     4.  Contain an area for a storage of inmates’ personal belongings, including clothing and towels.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3 & 3.1.4, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.230  Dormitories. (NRS 444.335)  Each dormitory must:

     1.  Have a ceiling which is at least 8 feet (244 centimeters) above the floor.

     2.  Have at least 25 square feet (2.32 square meters) of unencumbered space per inmate.

     3.  Not serve, at any one time, more inmates than is recommended in the Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities, 3rd Edition, published by the American Correctional Association. A copy of the Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities may be obtained from the American Correctional Association, Division of Communications and Publications, 4380 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, Maryland 20706-4322, at a price of $35, plus $7.25 for shipping and handling.

     4.  Contain a bed for each inmate; and

     5.  Contain an area for storage of inmates’ personal belongings, including clothing and towels.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4 & 3.2.5, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.232  Dayroom. (NRS 444.335)  Each dayroom must:

     1.  Not including any space for lavatories, showers or toilets:

     (a) Contain at least 100 square feet (9.29 square meters) of space; and

     (b) Provide a minimum of 35 square feet (3.25 square meters) of unencumbered space per inmate for the maximum number of inmates who use the dayroom at any one time; and

     2.  Provide sufficient seating and writing surfaces for inmates.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.235  Medical and dental examining room. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a medical and dental examining room, which is physically and visually separated from dayrooms and dormitories, must be provided.

     2.  A medical and dental examining room may be located at a hospital, clinic or other appropriate facility that is not on the premises of the local correctional institution.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 3.6, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.236  Exercise and recreation. (NRS 444.335)  An area for exercise and recreation for inmates must be provided. The area must allow 15 square feet (1.40 square meters) of unencumbered space per inmate for the maximum number of inmates who use the area at any one time.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.237  Space for visiting of inmates and contact visits. (NRS 444.335)  Sufficient space must be provided to allow for visiting of inmates. If contact visits are allowed, sufficient space must be provided for such visits.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.238  Space for educational and multiple purposes. (NRS 444.335)  Sufficient space must be provided for educational and multiple purposes, including, but not limited to, the attendance by inmates of religious services or educational or counseling programs.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.239  Space for storage of items served in commissary or canteen. (NRS 444.335)  If the local correctional institution contains a commissary or canteen, sufficient space must be provided for safe storage of the items served.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.245  Personal property storage. (NRS 444.335)  Space must be provided for the secure storage of personal property of newly admitted inmates. The space must allow storage of large and small personal items and street clothing.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 3.7, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.250  Janitors’ closets. (NRS 444.335)  Janitors’ closets must be provided, and each closet must be equipped with a mop sink and cleaning implements. Each sink must be provided with hot and cold water and a mixing valve.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 3.8 & 3.8.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.255  Laundry facilities. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  The operator of each institution shall provide adequate facilities and services for handling, storing and transporting soiled and clean linen and clothing.

     2.  Laundry services must be managed so that inmates receive clean clothing weekly or more often if necessary and so that clothing is not damaged or lost.

     3.  Provision must be made for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of inmates’ personal clothing when necessary before storage.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 10.1, 10.2 & 10.3, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.260  Barbering and cosmetology services. (NRS 444.335)  If facilities for barbering and cosmetology are available in the institution, the facilities must be operated and maintained in a sanitary manner.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 12.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.310  Lighting. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Lighting must be made available to all areas of the facility used for confinement and must be equal to 20 foot-candles to permit observation, proper cleaning and maintenance.

     2.  All light fixtures must be kept clean and in good repair.

     3.  Light fixtures must be protected against the possibility of intentional breakage.

     4.  Each cell, dayroom and dormitory room must be provided with natural or artificial light of at least 20 foot-candles at desk level and in areas used for personal grooming.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.315  Equipment to maintain essential lights, power and communications in emergency. (NRS 444.335)  A local correctional institution must have the equipment necessary to maintain essential lights, power and communications in the event of an emergency.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.320  Heating and cooling equipment: Ventilation and temperature standards. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Standard heating equipment, which operates automatically and furnishes adequate heat, must be provided.

     2.  The heating system must not constitute a fire or safety hazard.

     3.  Cells, dormitories, dayrooms and other areas of local correctional institutions used to house inmates must be heated so that the temperature of the air inside the institution does not fall below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. These areas must be provided with a ventilating system which is maintained to prevent the inside air temperature from rising above 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

     4.  Cells, dormitories and dayrooms must be provided with natural or mechanical ventilation which admits fresh air and is sufficient to prevent the accumulation of odors, smoke, dust, harmful gases and other contaminants.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 & 5.4, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.340  Bedding. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Each inmate who is detained overnight in a local correctional institution must be furnished:

     (a) An approved flame-retardant and water-repellent mattress and pillow;

     (b) A sheet or a cloth mattress cover; and

     (c) A blanket,

Ê unless in the judgment of the jailer or other person in charge of the institution, an item would constitute a hazard to the institution or the inmate because of the behavior, mental condition or intoxication of the inmate.

     2.  Mattresses, pillows, blankets, sheets, pillowcases and mattress covers must be kept clean and in good repair. Sheets, pillowcases and mattress covers which are used without sheets must be changed and laundered at least weekly and before being issued to an inmate.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 13.1 & 13.2, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.350  Personal supplies for inmates. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  An inmate who is detained for more than 12 hours must be provided with a clean cloth towel for that period and a clean towel for each week he or she is detained thereafter.

     2.  An inmate who will be detained for more than 12 hours must be given soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste or powder, a comb and toilet paper when he or she is admitted.

     3.  Shaving equipment must be made available to an inmate at scheduled intervals as determined by the operator of the institution.

     4.  The operator of the institution shall meet the hygienic needs of all inmates.

     5.  Inmates assigned to special work areas must be provided with suitable clothing for their assigned work area. If necessary for the protection of the inmate, the inmate must be provided with suitable protective equipment, including, but not limited to, a face mask, gloves, a protective helmet or eye protection.

     6.  Hygienic items capable of transmitting disease among inmates must not be distributed by the operator of the institution for common use by inmates.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.4 & 14.5, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.410  Institutional cleanliness. (NRS 444.335)  All floors, walls, ceilings and equipment in buildings used for confinement must be constructed of materials which are easily cleaned, and be kept sanitary and in good repair. All areas must be kept neat, clean, dry and free from litter.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 9.1, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.420  Food service. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Each local correctional institution must comply with the provisions concerning food service in chapters 446, 583, 584 and 585 of NRS.

     2.  If food for the inmates is not prepared by the institution, the food must be obtained from a commercial establishment which holds a valid permit from the appropriate health authority.

     3.  Any vehicle which transports food to the institution must be approved by the appropriate health authority.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 16.1, 16.2 & 16.2.1, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.430  Vermin control. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  The operator of each local correctional institution must take effective measures to eliminate rodents, flies, cockroaches and other vermin. The premises of each facility used for confinement must be free of vermin at all times and must be kept in such a condition as will prevent the harboring or breeding of vermin.

     2.  Openings to the outside must be effectively protected against the entrance of rodents, insects and other vermin by installation of tight-fitting, self-closing doors, closed windows and screening, and by providing controlled air currents or other means.

     3.  Screen doors must be self-closing, and screens for windows, doors, skylights, transoms and other openings to the outside must be tight-fitting and free of breaks.

     4.  Screening material must not be larger than 16 mesh (16 open spaces per inch).

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 7.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.440  Accident prevention: Burns, falls, electrical shocks. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  The design, maintenance and arrangement of facilities, including surface finishes, must minimize hazards of falls, slipping and tripping.

     2.  Protection must be provided against all electrical hazards, including shocks and burns.

     3.  Facilities must be provided for safe and proper storage of drugs, insecticides, flammable liquids, poisons, detergents and other deleterious substances.

     4.  All hot water outlets in areas of confinement must have controls to prevent the distribution of water at a scalding temperature.

     5.  Questions concerning the use and control of any substance must be resolved by consulting the Material Data Safety Sheet for the substance.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 & 2.7, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.445  Policies and procedures for prevention of fire. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  A local correctional institution must establish written policies and procedures for the prevention of fire to ensure the safety of staff, inmates and visitors. The policies and procedures must include, but are not limited to, provisions which ensure that:

     (a) The institution receives adequate fire protection service;

     (b) Inspection and testing of equipment for fire prevention is conducted at least quarterly by the institution;

     (c) An annual inspection is conducted by the appropriate local or state fire officials or other qualified persons; and

     (d) Equipment for the suppression and detection of fire is available at approved locations throughout the institution.

     2.  Furnishings, including, but not limited to, mattresses, window coverings, upholstered or cushioned furniture, floor coverings, wastebaskets and decorations, must be evaluated before purchase or use to determine their flammability and toxicity.

     3.  Flammable, toxic and caustic items must be stored in secure areas that are inaccessible to inmates, and a system must be established and used to account for their distribution. An inmate may not possess any such item unless he or she is under the close supervision of qualified staff.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.450  Industrial activities: State standards apply. (NRS 444.335)  All industrial activities carried on in local correctional institutions must comply with standards of sanitation which are applicable to similar activities conducted by private enterprise.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, § 11.1, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.511  Systems for potable and nonpotable water. (NRS 444.335)  In a local correctional institution:

     1.  There may be no cross connection between the supply of potable water and any water which is nonpotable or may be nonpotable nor any source of pollution by which the potable water might become contaminated.

     2.  A system of nonpotable water which meets the limitations established by the State for levels of bacteria may only be used for purposes such as air-conditioning, cleaning, flushing toilets and fire protection and only if the system is approved by the health authority and does not come into direct or indirect contact with food, potable water or equipment that comes in contact with food or utensils. The piping of any nonpotable water must be clearly and permanently identified so that it is readily distinguishable from piping that carries potable water.

     3.  The system for potable water must be installed to preclude the possibility of backflow. Devices must be installed to protect against backflow and back siphonage on all fixtures and equipment which do not have an air gap which is at least twice the diameter of the inlet for the water between the inlet and the fixture’s flood level rim. A hose may not be attached to a faucet unless a device to prevent backflow is installed.

     4.  A device designed to prevent backflow or back siphonage that is installed on a water supply system must comply with the standards for construction, installation, maintenance, inspection and testing of the Uniform Plumbing Code for that specific application and type of device, as those standards existed on May 23, 1996. The State Board of Health hereby adopts those standards by reference. A copy of the standards may be obtained from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, 5001 East Philadelphia Street, Ontario, California 91761, by telephone at (800) 854-2274 or at the Internet address http://iapmostore.org, at a price of $45.45.

     5.  The use of lead solder on lines carrying potable water is prohibited.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R104-98, eff. 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.515  Drinking water. (NRS 444.335)  A drinking fountain with a jet orifice extending diagonally above the basin or a supply of single-service drinking cups must be provided for each cell, dormitory, dayroom and assembly area. The use of a common drinking vessel is prohibited.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.3 & 2.3.1, eff. 6-13-80]

      NAC 211.520  Toilets and urinals. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Each cell must be provided with a toilet of modern type, suitable for prison use.

     2.  Each dayroom and dormitory in areas housing male inmates must be provided with one toilet for each 12 inmates or fraction thereof. Each dayroom and dormitory in areas housing female inmates must be provided with one toilet for each eight inmates or fraction thereof. If a toilet is provided in a cell that has access to a dayroom, the toilet may be counted in determining the number of toilets required for the dayroom.

     3.  Urinals may be substituted for one-half of the toilets in facilities used to house male inmates.

     4.  All toilets and urinals must be kept clean and in good repair.

     5.  Inmates must be provided access to a toilet 24 hours per day.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2 & 2.4.3, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.530  Lavatories. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  Each cell must be provided with a lavatory of modern type that is equipped with hot and cold running water and is suitable for prison use.

     2.  Each dayroom and dormitory must be provided with one lavatory for each 12 inmates or fraction thereof. If a lavatory is provided in a cell that has access to a dayroom, the lavatory may be counted in determining the number of lavatories required for the dayroom.

     3.  All lavatories must be kept clean and in good repair.

     4.  Inmates must be provided access to a lavatory 24 hours per day.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.5, 2.5.1 & 2.5.2, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.540  Showers. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  One shower must be provided for each 15 inmates or fraction thereof.

     2.  Each shower must be supplied with hot and cold running water. The shower must allow the temperature of the water to be controlled, and the temperature of the water must be between 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure the safety of the inmates and to promote good hygiene.

     3.  All showers must be kept clean and in good repair.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, under normal operating conditions, each inmate must be provided the opportunity to take one shower per day. If the operator of the institution determines that the activities of an inmate do not require that the inmate be provided the opportunity to take one shower per day, the operator may provide the inmate the opportunity to take a shower at a less frequent interval.

     5.  An adequate supply of soap and individual towels must be available for showers.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.6, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3 & 2.6.4, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)

      NAC 211.550  Sewage disposal. (NRS 444.335, 445A.425)  All sewage and liquid waste matter must be disposed of into a public system of sewerage, if available. If public sewerage is not available, disposal must be made into a private system of sewage disposal which is designed, constructed and operated in accordance with the requirements of the health authority or, if the system is an on-site sewage disposal system, the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or other administrative authority pursuant to NAC 445A.950 to 445A.9706, inclusive. If public sewerage becomes available, connections must be made thereto, the institution’s use of the private system or on-site sewage disposal system must be discontinued and the private system or on-site sewage disposal system must be properly abandoned. Procedures for abandonment of an on-site sewage disposal system are provided by the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in fact sheet “WTS-20: Abandonment of Sewerage Facilities,” which is available from the Division and at the Internet address http://ndep.nv.gov/bwpc/fact01.htm.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.2 & 2.2.1, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98; A by Environmental Comm’n by R194-07, 8-26-2008)

      NAC 211.570  Disposal of garbage and refuse. (NRS 444.335)

     1.  All garbage and refuse, including refuse to be recycled or returned, must be removed daily from confinement areas and disposed of in durable containers which are easily cleaned, which do not leak or absorb liquid and which do not attract or allow the breeding of rodents or other vermin.

     2.  The area for handling solid waste must be so designed that it may be washed and drained into sanitary sewers.

     3.  The disposal of solid waste must not:

     (a) Lead to air or water pollution;

     (b) Attract or allow the breeding of vermin;

     (c) Create a fire hazard;

     (d) Produce objectionable odors; or

     (e) Cause a nuisance.

     4.  Containers for garbage or refuse that are located outside the institution must:

     (a) Be kept closed or covered when storing garbage or refuse;

     (b) Have lids, doors or covers that fit tightly; and

     (c) Be emptied at least weekly unless the health authority approves emptying at a different interval.

     [Bd. of Health, Jails and Local Correctional Institutions, §§ 2.9, 2.9.1 & 2.10, eff. 6-13-80]—(NAC A by R104-98, 11-24-98)