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The following items must be provided for each resident:


a bed of proper size and height for the convenience of the resident, a clean, comfortable mattress, and clean bedding, appropriate for the weather and resident's comfort, that are in good condition. Each bed must have a clean bedspread. A moisture-proof mattress or mattress cover must be provided for all residents confined to bed and for other beds as necessary. Rollaway type beds, cots, or folding beds must not be used;


a chair or place for the resident to sit other than the bed;


a place adjacent or near the bed to store personal possessions, such as a bedside table with a drawer;


clean bath linens provided daily or more often as needed; and


a bed light conveniently located and of an intensity to meet the needs of the resident while in bed or in an adjacent chair.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08


21 SR 196

Published Electronically:

October 2, 2013