SECTION .2100 FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

 

10A NCAC 14F .2101 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT

(a) The program shall provide a clean and safe environment. For the purposes of this Rule, "clean and safe" means visibly free of soil, and other debris, and maintained in an orderly condition where there are no obstacles that would present risks to the individuals at the facility.

(b) Equipment and furnishings shall be cleaned between patients in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and the cardiac rehabilitation program's procedures for infection control and universal precautions.

(c) A written and documented preventative maintenance program shall be established to ensure that all equipment is calibrated and maintained in safe and proper working order in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations.

(d) There shall be emergency access to all areas a patient may enter, and floor space shall allow access of personnel and equipment.

(e) Exit signs and an evacuation plan shall be posted and clearly visible to program patients, staff, and visitors. The evacuation plan shall detail evacuation routes for patients, staff, and visitors in case of fire or other emergency.

(f) No smoking shall be permitted in the facility.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 131E-169;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Readopted Eff. June 1, 2018.