10A NCAC 13K .1205       FURNISHINGS FOR HOSPICE INPATIENT CARE

(a)  Handgrips shall be provided for all toilet and bath facilities used by patients.  Handrails shall be provided on both sides of all corridors used by patients.

(b)  For each nursing unit or fraction thereof on each floor, the following shall be provided:

(1)           a nourishment station with work space, cabinet, and refrigerated storage, a small stove or hotplate in an area physically separated from the nurses' station; and

(2)           one nurses' station consisting of adequate desk space for writing, storage space for office supplies and storage space for patients' records.

(c)  Flameproof privacy screens or curtains shall be provided in multi‑bedded rooms.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑202;

Eff. June 1, 1991.