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Subpart 1.

Existing facilities.

The number of sanitary fixtures shall not be less than: one toilet and one sink for eight beds, and one shower or tub for 20 beds.

When the licensed capacity is increased, the requirement under subpart 2 shall apply to the new addition. In resident toilets where grab bars or towel bars are not provided, such bars shall be installed in accordance with part 4658.4145 to the extent that the room arrangements will permit.

Subp. 2.

New construction.

The number of sanitary fixtures shall not be less than one water closet and one lavatory for four beds, and one shower or tub for 15 beds.

Toilets in central bathing, other service areas, or for personnel or the public shall not be counted in the above requirement. If urinals are provided, they shall be floor mounted. No toilet room shall be without a lavatory and all lavatories shall be provided with hot and cold water. A single-service towel dispenser can use single or roll towels, either disposable or washable.

Subp. 3.

Existing and new.

Water closets shall be located in separate toilet rooms, in stalls or within bathing areas only. Portable commodes, chemical toilets, or water closets with moving parts in the bowl or waste line assembly shall not be considered as substitutes for the required number of water closets.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.56; 144A.04; 144A.08


21 SR 196

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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