(1) As general housekeeping measures, a day care center must ensure that:

(a) its building and grounds are free, to the extent possible, of harborage for insects, rodents, and other vermin;

(b) its floors, walls, ceilings, furnishings, and other equipment are easily cleanable and are kept clean;

(c) soap and disposable towels or other hand-drying devices are always available at all hand washing sinks. Common-use cloth towels are prohibited;

(d) toilet tissue is provided next to all toilets;

(e) the temperature is maintained at a minimum of 65EF in the areas used for day care;

(f) at the end of each week of use, or more frequently as needed, toys are cleaned and sanitized in a solution containing 1/4 cup household bleach to one gallon of water or a comparable sanitizing solution, air dried after sanitizing, rinsed with clean water and air dried;

(g) hand sinks and bathing facilities are provided with water at a temperature of at least 100EF and not more than 120EF;

(h) cleaners used in cleaning bathtubs, showers, sinks, urinals, toilet bowls, toilet seats and floors, contain fungicide or germicide;

(i) cleaning devices for toilets, sinks, and tubs are kept separate from each other, and cleaning devices used on toilet bowls, toilet seats, or urinals, are not used for any other purpose and are kept out of the reach of children;

(j) dry dust mops and dry dust cloths are not used; and

(k) cleaning compounds and pesticides are stored separately and out of the reach of children, used, and disposed of in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

History: 52-2-735, 53-4-506, MCA; IMP, 52-2-735, 53-4-506, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 1116, Eff. 5/28/82; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 473, Eff. 3/31/95; TRANS, from DHES, 1998 MAR p. 2881; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 2231, Eff. 8/16/02.