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2960.0120 PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARDS.

Subpart 1.

Exemptions.

Transitional services programs certified under part 2960.0500 are exempt from the requirements in subpart 2, item C.

Subp. 2.

Code compliance.

A facility must comply with the applicable fire, health, zoning, and building codes and meet the physical plan and equipment requirements in items A to I.

A.

A sleeping room must not be used to accommodate more than four residents. Multibed bedrooms must provide a minimum of 60 square feet per resident of useable floor space with three feet between beds placed side by side and one foot between beds placed end to end for ambulatory residents. For nonambulatory residents, the multibed bedrooms must provide 80 square feet per resident of useable floor space.

B.

A resident must have adequate space for clothing and personal possessions, with appropriate furnishings to accommodate these items.

C.

Facility grounds must provide adequate outdoor space for recreational activities.

D.

There must be one shower or bathtub and sink with hot and cold water and one toilet for every eight residents.

E.

The heating plant must be of a size and capacity to maintain a comfortable temperature in all resident rooms and other areas of the facility used by residents.

F.

The facility must have sufficient electric lighting in combination with natural lighting to provide reasonable light levels for the function of each given area.

G.

The facility must have sufficient space provided for indoor quiet and group program activities.

H.

The facility providing educational services on site must meet the physical plant and equipment requirements of the Department of Education for the provision of educational services.

I.

A facility providing intake or admission services must have sufficient space to conduct intake functions in a private, confidential manner or provide the opportunity to conduct private meetings, including intake activities in a separate space.

Statutory Authority:

L 1995 c 226 art 3 s 60; MS s 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09

History:

28 SR 211

Published Electronically:

August 5, 2008