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2110.0390 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.

Subpart 1.

Space.

A.

The school must have a combined clinic and classroom size of at least 25 square feet for each student to be accommodated. Office space, storage areas, break rooms, and restrooms are not clinic or classroom space.

B.

The school classrooms must have chairs and table work space for the maximum number of students scheduled for class at any one time.

C.

The school must have a furnished student break room of at least 120 contiguous square feet.

D.

The school must meet applicable building codes, fire codes, and zoning codes as determined by local zoning and building officials and the state fire marshal.

E.

The school, or any part of the school, must not be used for any residential purpose.

Subp. 2.

Walls and ceilings.

All walls, ceilings, ceiling fans, light fixtures, vents, and other fixtures must be kept clean and free from dust and dirt, and in good repair at all times.

Subp. 2a.

Floors.

All floors must be kept clean and free from hair, nails, skin, wax, liquids, and other debris at all times and be in good repair, free from crevices, cracks, holes, or tears which could collect dirt or debris. Carpet is not an acceptable floor covering in clinic areas where services are provided, unless the school's most recent application for licensure was prior to January 2017.

Subp. 3.

Electrical requirements.

The school's electrical infrastructure must comply with safety standards under Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.35. The school's use of electrical equipment and appliances must comply with the State Fire Code adopted according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

A.

Outlets must not have more than two appliances or items plugged in unless a UL listed power strip is used.

B.

Power strips must have a circuit breaker and be plugged into an outlet and not into another power strip.

C.

Extension cords must be plugged into an outlet and not into another cord, and may be used only for portable appliances according to the appliance's directions.

D.

Each classroom must be clearly lit and shall have at least two electrical outlets. Use of extension cords shall not be an acceptable means of meeting this requirement.

Subp. 3a.

Dispensary.

Each school must have a dispensary area used to mix chemicals, mix disinfecting solutions, disinfect or sterilize tools and implements, and to store hazardous supplies. The dispensary must have a clean waste receptacle emptied daily.

A.

The dispensary must be equipped with a sink, single-use towels, liquid or foam hand soap, and a work surface area sufficient to disinfect the school's tools and implements. A shampoo bowl is not an acceptable sink for this purpose.

B.

The school must ensure that all hazardous substances are inaccessible to the public by prohibiting public access to the dispensary or through the use of closed cabinets, and must ensure that a school employee is present whenever hazardous substances are temporarily available to the public.

Subp. 4.

Restrooms.

A.

Each school must have restrooms available in the school, or in an adjacent common area.

B.

Restrooms must have a sink, toilet, liquid or foam soap, single-service towels, and a clean waste receptacle emptied daily.

C.

Any hazardous cleaning agents, chemicals, or substances located in the restroom must be kept in locked cabinets not accessible to the public.

Subp. 5.

Ventilation.

School ventilation must comply with applicable building codes, local ordinances, the State Fire Code, and state and federal OSHA requirements. If a school does not have an exhaust system, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) thermostat fan switch must always be on during school hours.

Subp. 6.

Safety items.

A.

Each school clinic must have at least one readily accessible fire extinguisher that complies with and is maintained annually according to the State Fire Code requirements. All employees must be instructed in the location and use of the fire extinguisher.

B.

Each school clinic must maintain a readily accessible first aid kit meeting National Standard ANSI Z308.1-2015, or the most recent version of the standard.

C.

Each school clinic must have readily accessible safety data sheets (SDS) for each product used in the clinic containing hazardous substances as identified in Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, section 1910.1200, available to all school personnel at all times.

D.

The school must inform all employees and students of the potential health effects of the hazardous products and chemicals used in the school clinic and the location of the SDS data.

E.

The school must inform all employees and students of the measures each must take to protect themselves from the hazardous products and chemicals, including specific procedures the school has implemented to protect employees and students from exposure. The procedures must include best clinic practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment to be used.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 45.023; 154.45; 154.47; 154.48; 155A.05; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81

History:

11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; L 2005 c 27 s 9; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; 41 SR 305; 43 SR 347

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2018