OAR 309-035-0150


The water supply in the facility shall meet the requirements of the current rules of Oregon Health Services governing domestic water supplies and:


A municipal water supply shall be utilized if available; and


When the facility is not served by an approved municipal water system and the facility qualifies as a public water system according to OAR 333-061-0020 (Definitions)(127) Oregon Health Services rules for public water systems, then the provider shall comply with the OAR Chapter 333 rules of the Oregon Health Services pertaining to public water systems. These include requirements that the drinking water be tested for total coliform bacteria at least quarterly and nitrate at least annually and reported to Oregon Health Services. For adverse test results, these rules require that repeat samples and corrective action be taken to assure compliance with water quality standards, public notice be given whenever a violation of the water quality standards occurs, and records of water testing be retained according to the Oregon Health Services requirements.


All floors, walls, ceilings, windows, furniture, and equipment shall be kept in good repair, clean, sanitary, neat, and orderly.


Each bathtub, shower, lavatory, and toilet shall be kept clean, in good repair, and regularly sanitized.


No kitchen sink, lavatory, bathtub, or shower shall be used for the disposal of cleaning waste water.


Soiled linens and clothing shall be stored in an area or container separate from kitchens, dining areas, clean linens, clothing, and food.


All necessary measures shall be taken to prevent rodents and insects from entering the setting. The provider shall take appropriate action to eliminate rodents or insects.


The grounds of the setting shall be kept orderly and reasonably free of litter, unused articles, and refuse.


Garbage and refuse receptacles shall be clean, durable, watertight, insect and rodent proof, and shall be kept covered with tight-fitting lids. All garbage and solid waste shall be disposed of at least weekly and in compliance with the current rules of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).


All sewage and liquid wastes shall be disposed of in a municipal sewage system where such facilities are available. If a municipal sewage system is not available, sewage and liquid wastes shall be collected, treated, and disposed of in compliance with the current rules of the DEQ. Sewage lines and septic tanks or other non-municipal sewage disposal systems shall be maintained in good working order.


Biohazardous waste shall be disposed of in compliance with the rules of the DEQ.


Precautions shall be taken to prevent the spread of infectious or communicable diseases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and to minimize or eliminate exposure to known health hazards:


Program staff shall employ universal precautions whereby all human blood and certain body fluids are treated if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood borne pathogens.


If pets or other household animals reside at the setting, sanitation practices shall be implemented to prevent health hazards:


Animals shall be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of a licensed veterinarian. Documentation of vaccinations shall be maintained on the premises;


Animals not confined in enclosures shall be under control and maintained in a manner that does not adversely impact individuals or others; and


No live animal shall be kept or allowed in any portion of the setting where food is stored or prepared, except that aquariums and aviaries shall be allowed if enclosed so as not to create a public health problem.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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