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4640.6400 ROOMS IN THE HOSPITAL.

Subpart 1.

Dining room.

Every possible effort shall be made to encourage all patients to eat in a common dining room. A minimum of 15 square feet shall be provided for each ambulatory patient. Arrangements may be made for multiple seatings. Areas in dayrooms and solaria may be utilized for this purpose.

Subp. 2.

Dayroom or solarium.

Every possible effort shall be made to encourage all patients to utilize dayrooms, solaria, recreational and occupational therapy, and similar areas. A minimum of 25 square feet per patient shall be provided.

Subp. 3.

Specialized treatment facilities.

Space and equipment for physical, occupational, and recreational therapy shall be provided. Storage space for equipment shall be provided.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.55; 144.56

Published Electronically:

November 12, 1997