The floors of all rooms, hallways, bathrooms, store rooms, and all other spaces used or traversed by residents and staff shall be of such construction as to be easily cleaned, shall be smooth, and shall be kept clean and in good repair. Cleaning of floors shall be so done as to minimize the raising of dust and the exposure of residents thereto. The safe use of rugs, carpets, or natural stone, which can be kept clean, is permitted. Abrasive strips to reduce or prevent slipping shall be used where slippery surfaces present a hazard.
The walls and ceilings of all rooms, halls and stairways shall be kept clean and in good repair.
MS s 144.56
October 11, 2007