Residential Care Agencies: Physical Plant Requirements
(1)A residential care agency may not allow children in care to have access to, or provide services regulated by these rules (OAR 413-215-0501 (Residential Care Agencies: What Law Applies) to 413-215-0586 (Residential Care Agencies: Notification to Public Schools)) in, a building unless the building has been certified as meeting all applicable state and local construction-related requirements for a building used by the residential care agency.
(2)A residential care agency must meet all of the following requirements:
(a)All buildings where children in care are present must be smoke-free.
(b)All buildings owned, maintained, or operated by the residential care agency to provide services to children in care must meet all applicable state and local building, electrical, plumbing, and zoning codes.
(c)All areas of buildings where children in care are present must be kept clean and in good repair. Major appliances and heating, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems must be functional and in good repair.
(d)Each room used by children in care must have floors, walls, and ceilings that meet the interior finish requirements of the applicable Oregon Structural Specialty Code (see the current version of OAR 837-040-0140 (Adoption of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code)) and the Oregon Fire Code (see the current version of OAR 837-040-0010 (Adoption of the International Fire Code) and 837-040-0020 (Amendments to the Oregon Fire Code)) and be free of harmful drafts, odors, and excessive noise.
(e)Each room used by children in care must be adequate in size and arrangement for the purpose in which it is used.
(f)A system providing a continuous supply of hot and cold water must be distributed to taps conveniently located throughout each facility.
(g)Water systems serving the property must be installed and maintained in compliance with applicable drinking water regulations (see OAR chapter 333) from the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
(h)Heat and ventilation.
(A)Buildings must be ventilated by natural or mechanical means and must be free of excessive heat, condensation, and obnoxious odors.
(B)Room temperature must be maintained within a normal comfort range.
(i)Water temperature and access to water:
(A)A continuous supply of hot and cold water, installed and maintained in compliance with this rule and OAR 413-215-0516 (Residential Care Agencies: Room and Space Requirements), must be distributed to taps conveniently located throughout each building used to provide services or housing for children in care.
(B)The temperature of hot water used for hand washing, bathing, or showering must be controlled so that it does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit in each building used to provide services or housing for children in care.
(C)Each child in care who lacks the ability to adjust and control water temperature safely must be directly supervised by a staff member of the residential care agency.
Rule 413-215-0511 — Residential Care Agencies: Physical Plant Requirements,