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Each toilet room shall be directly accessible from the bedroom, except as noted; it may serve two bedrooms if residents are of the same sex, but not more than four beds. Hinged doors shall swing out, or they shall be double acting and be provided with an emergency type release stop. Privacy door locks shall be of a type which can be opened from the outside without the use of a separate device. Sliding doors shall be surface mounted. Folding doors shall be limited to toilet rooms with a single door access, and shall be capable of easy and positive latching when being closed, and of staying folded in the open position; the required width of door opening shall be increased to allow for the door when folded. Toilet rooms shall be designed for the elderly and infirm.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.56

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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