§ 2800.108. Firearms and weapons.

 (a)  A residence shall have a written policy regarding firearms, weapons and ammunition where these items are on the premises or in possession of any resident or staff member. A residence is not required to permit firearms, weapons and ammunition.

 (b)  The policy must include, at a minimum, procedures regarding the safety, access and use of firearms, weapons and ammunition.

 (c)  Firearms, weapons and ammunition shall be permitted on the licensed premises of a residence only when the following conditions are met:

   (1)  Firearms and weapons shall be contained in a locked cabinet located in a place other than the residents’ living unit or in a common living area.

   (2)  Ammunition shall be contained in a locked area separate from firearms and weapons, and located in a place other than the residents’ living unit or in a common living area.

   (3)  The key to the locked cabinet containing the firearms, weapons and ammunition shall be in the possession of the administrator or a designee.

   (4)  The administrator or designee shall be the only individual permitted to open the locked cabinet containing the firearms and weapons and the locked area containing the ammunition.

 (d)  If a firearm, weapon or ammunition is the property of a resident, there shall be a written policy and procedures regarding the safety, access and use of firearms, weapons and ammunition. A resident may not take a firearm, weapon or ammunition out of the locked cabinet into the common living area.



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