§ 13-80-070

Minimum room areas

a.

The minimum area of sleeping rooms in institutional units shall be not less than the following:

100 square feet per single patient bedroom;

120 square feet per single psychiatric bedroom;

80 square feet per bed in multiple patient bedroom;

40 square feet per crib;

30 square feet per bassinet.

Institutional units shall not have more than four beds per adult patient sleeping room, except hospital special care units.

In nursing homes and sheltered care facilities patient bedrooms shall be a minimum of ten feet between walls or a wall and any built-in furniture or storage space.

b.

Special standards for infants and children under 18 years of age are in long-term care facilities:

30 square feet of floor area per bassinet;

40 square feet of floor area per small crib;

60 square feet of floor area per large crib.

Not more than eight children shall sleep in a bedroom.

c.

The minimum area of patient sleeping rooms in institutional units shall not include any space taken up for closets, built-in wardrobes, bathrooms and vestibules.

(Prior code § 53-7)

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