SECTION .2100 FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

 

10A NCAC 14F .2101 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT

(a) The program shall provide a clean and safe environment.

(b) Equipment and furnishings shall be cleaned not less than weekly.

(c) All areas of the facility shall be orderly and free of debris and with clear traffic areas.

(d) 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.

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

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

(g) No smoking shall be permitted in patient care or treatment areas.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 2000.