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Supervised living facilities shall develop and implement a plan for attainment of personal hygiene practices of all residents, with special assistance for those residents who are unable to care for themselves. Personal hygiene shall include provision for, where appropriate, and instruction in: hand washing, brushing teeth after meals, regular bathing, hair combing, brushing and shampooing, shaving, caring for toenails and fingernails, and immediate cleaning of incontinent residents, unless specifically contraindicated by a plan for toilet training. Persons shall wash their hands after handling an incontinent resident. Each resident shall be assisted in learning normal grooming practices with individual toilet articles.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.56

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007