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37.106.1610    COMMON USE AREAS

(1) A forensic mental health facility (FMHF) must have an area for social activities at a minimum of 25 square feet per client.

(2) An FMHF must have a quiet area for clients to utilize according to facility policy.

(3) An FMHF must have a dining space at a minimum of 35 square feet per client. The dining space may be located off a secured unit in a central area.

(4) An FMHF must have a minimum of two classrooms with work tables or desks for client use.

(5) If an FMHF has a vocational training area, it must be equipped with appropriate tools and code-compliant equipment for client use.

(6) An FMHF must have a gymnasium and a separate client exercise room which includes appropriate exercise equipment in sufficient quantity for client use.

(7) An FMHF must have a secured outside recreational exercise area with both an enclosed individual client area and a large fenced group area.

(8) An FMHF must have examination or treatment rooms for private consultation. These rooms must have at a minimum the following:

(a) 100 square foot floor area;

(b) a hand-washing station;

(c) storage facilities; and

(d) a desk, counter, or shelf space for writing or electronic documentation.

History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 53-5-201, 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 144, Eff. 1/23/16.

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