§ 2800.102. Bathrooms.

 (a)  There must be one functioning flush toilet in the bathroom in the living unit.

 (b)  There must be at least one sink and wall mirror in the bathroom of the living unit.

 (c)  There must be at least one bathtub or shower in the bathroom of the living unit.

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

 (e)  Privacy in the living unit must be provided for toilets, showers and bathtubs by partitions or doors. Bathroom doors in a double occupancy living unit must be lockable by the resident, unless contraindicated by the support plan.

 (f)  An individual towel, washcloth and soap shall be provided for each resident unless the resident provides his own supplies of these items.

 (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 residence charges for these items, the charges shall be indicated in the resident-residence contract. Availability of toiletry items for residents who are recipients of SSI is specified in §  2800.27(d)(1) (relating to SSI recipients).

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

 (i)  Bar soap or a dispenser with soap shall be provided within reach of each bathroom sink. Bar soap, however, is not permitted when a living unit is shared unless there is a separate bar clearly labeled for each resident sharing the living unit.

 (j)  Towels and washcloths shall be in the possession of the resident in the resident’s living unit unless the resident has access to the residence’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 residence shall have at least one public restroom that is convenient to common areas and wheelchair accessible.

 (n)  Each bathroom must be equipped with an emergency notification system to notify staff in the event of an emergency.



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