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37.95.206    LAUNDRY

(1) In order to ensure that soiled laundry does not endanger the health of children, a day care center must:

(a) refrain from storing soiled laundry in a dining, food preparation, or food storage room, and ensure that such soiled laundry is not accessible to children;

(b) provide sufficient space for sorting and storing clean and soiled laundry so that clean and soiled laundry do not contact the same surface or each other;

(c) machine wash all laundry at a minimum initial water temperature of 140EF and a minimum time of eight minutes, and dry all laundry in a hot air tumble dryer vented to the outside of the building;

(d) in regard to bedding:

(i) launder bedding whenever it is soiled and air it out periodically to prevent mildew; and

(ii) assure that bedding assigned to one child is not used by another until it is laundered;

(e) handle reusable diapers as prescribed in ARM 37.95.210.

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.

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