Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 111-8-56-.13

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through August 1, 2022
Rule 111-8-56-.13 - Safety
(1) All buildings and equipment shall be maintained in such condition that no hazards to the life and safety of the patients exist.
(2) Adequate parking shall be available nearby. Parking areas and service entrances shall be so designated that fire fighting equipment will have unobstructed access to all parts of the building.
(3) Handrails shall be provided on all stairways and ramps. Stairways shall be made of or covered with safe nonslip material. Doors opening onto stairways shall not open directly onto risers, but shall open onto a landing not less than the width of the door.
(4) Safety barriers at the head of stairways, and handrails in hallways shall be provided. There shall be no low windows, open porches, changes in floor levels or similar hazards.
(5) Doors to rooms used by patients shall be equipped with locks or other devices which will not allow the room to be locked from the inside.
(6) Floor surfaces shall be smooth and level; scatter rugs and highly polished floors in patient areas are prohibited.
(7) Showers, tubs and toilets shall have grab bars firmly installed convenient to patient use; the floor in bathing areas shall be provided with a nonslip surface. No patient shall be permitted to bathe without an available attendant to regulate water temperature and to provide generally for the safety of the patient, unless the patient's physician has provided a written statement to the effect that the patient is sufficiently responsible to bathe himself. Shower heads shall not be installed above bathtubs.
(8) Warning signs shall be posted prohibiting smoking or open flames of any kind in areas where oxygen is in use or stored.

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 111-8-56-.13

O.C.G.A. §§ 31-2-4et seq. and 31-7-1 et seq.

Original Rule entitled "Safety" adopted. F. Feb. 20, 2013; eff. Mar. 12, 2013.