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Every facility shall be equipped with adequate and conveniently located toilet rooms for its employees and residents. Water closets, lavatories, and bath tubs or showers for residents shall be available on each inhabited floor or in each resident unit when not provided for each individual bedroom.

Water closets and lavatories shall be provided in the ratio of at least one toilet and at least one lavatory for every eight residents, or fraction thereof. Additional water closets or space for commodes may be required by specific programs. At least one bath tub or shower shall be available for every eight residents, or fraction thereof. Toilets, bath tubs, and showers used by residents shall provide for individual privacy unless specifically contraindicated by program needs. Toilet and bathing areas and fixtures shall approximate normal patterns found in residential construction, except where special requirements are applicable for persons with physical disabilities or for special program needs. All toilet and bathing areas, facilities, and fixtures shall be kept clean and in good repair and shall be well lighted. Toilet rooms shall be well ventilated by natural or mechanical methods.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.56


L 2005 c 56 s 2

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes