37.106.2615    LAUNDRY

(1) If an adult day care center that is not located on the premises of another licensed health care facility elects to process its laundry on the center site, it must:

(a) set aside and utilize an area solely for laundry purposes;

(b) equip the laundry room with a mechanical washer and a dryer vented to the outside, handwashing facilities, a fresh air supply, and a hot water supply system that supplies the washer with water of at least 110 E F during each use;

(c) have a separate area or room designed for use as a laundry, including an area for sorting soiled and clean linen and clothing. No laundry may be done in a food preparation or dishwashing area;

(d) provide well maintained containers to store and transport laundry that are impervious to moisture, keeping those used for soiled laundry separate from those used for clean laundry;

(e) dry all bed linen, towels, and wash cloths in the dryer;

(f) protect clean laundry from sources of contamination; and

(g) ensure that center staff handling laundry cover their clothes while working with soiled laundry, use separate clean covering for their clothes while handling clean laundry, and wash their hands both after working with soiled laundry and before they handle clean laundry.

History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 1838, Eff. 7/8/94; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185.