Residential Care Agencies: New Facility or Remodel
(a)A residential care agency must submit to the Department for approval a set of plans and specifications for each building used for children in care operated by the residential care agency at each of the following times:
(A)Prior to construction of a new building.
(B)Prior to construction of an addition to an existing building.
(C)Prior to the remodeling, modification, or conversion of a building.
(D)In support of an application for initial license to operate as a residential care agency.
(b)Plans must comply with all applicable state and local requirements for a building used as a residential facility, including the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (see OAR 837-040-0140 (Adoption of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code)), the Oregon Fire Code (see OAR 837-040-0010 (Adoption of the International Fire Code) and 837-040-0020 (Amendments to the Oregon Fire Code)), Oregon Health Authority requirements for buildings (see OAR chapter 333), the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (see OAR 918-750-0110 (Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code) to OAR 918-750-0115 (Amendments to the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code)), the rules of the State Fire Marshal for buildings (OAR chapter 837), and the local building, fire, and safety codes.
(c)Plans must be drawn to scale, and must specify the date upon which construction, modification, or conversion will be completed, if applicable.
(2)Sanitarian approval. The water supply, sewage, and garbage disposal systems must be approved by a sanitarian registered with the Environmental Health Registration Board (see OAR 338-010-0025 (Waste Water Specialist Trainee Application Requirements) to 338-010-0038 (Environmental Health and Waste Water Registration Issuance and Renewal)).
Rule 413-215-0526 — Residential Care Agencies: New Facility or Remodel,