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245D.29 DAY SERVICES FACILITIES; HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Refrigeration.

If the license holder provides refrigeration at service sites owned or leased by the license holder for storing perishable foods and perishable portions of bag lunches, whether the foods are supplied by the license holder or the persons receiving services, the refrigeration must have a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

Subd. 2.Drinking water.

Drinking water must be available to all persons receiving services. If a person is unable to request or obtain drinking water, it must be provided according to that person's individual needs. Drinking water must be provided in single-service containers or from drinking fountains accessible to all persons.

Subd. 3.Individuals who become ill during the day.

There must be an area in which a person receiving services can rest if:

(1) the person becomes ill during the day;

(2) the person does not live in a licensed residential site;

(3) the person requires supervision; and

(4) there is not a caretaker immediately available. Supervision must be provided until the caretaker arrives to bring the person home.

Subd. 4.Safety procedures.

The license holder must establish general written safety procedures that include criteria for selecting, training, and supervising persons who work with hazardous machinery, tools, or substances. Safety procedures specific to each person's activities must be explained and be available in writing to all staff members and persons receiving services.