(a)  When the facility elects to provide its own laundry, the laundry shall contain the following:

(1)           A soiled linen holding room;

(2)           A designated clean linen storage area unless a closed linen cart system is utilized;

(3)           A linen cart cleanup and storage area;

(4)           Toilet facilities accessible to employees from soiled linen, clean linen, and laundry processing;

(5)           Laundry processing area with hand washing facilities and commercial type equipment which can process seven days' needs within a scheduled work week;

(6)           A janitor's closet containing a floor receptor or service sink and storage space for housekeeping equipment and supplies; and

(7)           Supply storage.

(b)  When the facility elects to contract for laundry service off premises it shall provide the following:

(1)           Soiled linen holding room;

(2)           Clean linen holding room;

(3)           Linen cart cleanup and storage room; and

(4)           Hand washing facilities.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.