§ 2600.102. Bathrooms.

 (a)  There shall be at least one functioning flush toilet for every six or fewer users, including residents, staff persons and household members.

 (b)  There shall be at least one sink and wall mirror for every six or fewer users including residents, staff persons and household members.

 (c)  There shall be at least one bathtub or shower for every ten or fewer users, including residents, staff persons and household members.

 (d)  Toilet and bath areas must have grab bars, hand rails or assist bars. Bathtubs and showers must have slip-resistant surfaces.

 (e)  Privacy shall be provided for toilets, showers and bathtubs by partitions or doors.

 (f)  An individual towel, washcloth and soap shall be provided for each resident.

 (g)  Individual toiletry items including toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, comb and hairbrush shall be made available to residents who are not recipients of SSI. If the home charges for these items, the charges shall be indicated in the resident-home contract. Availability of toiletry items for residents who are recipients of SSI is specified in §  2600.27(d)(1) (relating to SSI recipients).

 (h)  Toilet paper shall be provided for every toilet.

 (i)  A dispenser with soap shall be provided within reach of each bathroom sink. Bar soap is not permitted unless there is a separate bar clearly labeled for each resident who shares a bathroom.

 (j)  Towels and washcloths shall be in the possession of the resident in the resident’s living space unless the resident has access to the home’s linen supply.

 (k)  Use of a common towel is prohibited.

 (l)  Shelves or hooks for the resident’s towel and clothing shall be provided.

 (m)  A legal entity with a personal care home license for the home as of October 24, 2005, shall be exempt from the requirements specified in subsection (c). If a home is exempt in accordance with this subsection, there shall be at least one bathtub or shower for every 15 or fewer users.



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