Day Treatment Agencies: Physical Plant Requirements
(1)All buildings owned, maintained, or operated by the day treatment agency to provide services to children must meet all applicable state and local building, electrical, plumbing, and zoning codes.
(2)All areas of the facility must be kept clean and in good repair. Major appliances and heating, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems must be functional and in good repair.
(3)Each room used by children in care must have floors, walls, and ceilings which 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.
(4)Each room used by children in care must be adequate in size and arrangement for the purpose in which it is used.
(5)A system providing a continuous supply of hot and cold water must be distributed to taps conveniently located throughout the facility.
(6)Water systems serving the property must be installed and maintained in compliance with the applicable Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division drinking water regulations (OAR chapter 333).
(7)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.
(a)Restrooms must be provided and be conveniently located, and must have:
(A)A minimum of one toilet for every 15 children in care.
(B)One hand-washing sink with mixing faucets for every two toilets. The sink may not be used for the preparation of food or drinks or for dish washing.
(C)Hot and cold running water, soap, and paper towels at each hand washing sink or other hand drying options approved by an environmental health specialist.
(D)Arrangements for individual privacy for children in care.
(E)Permanently wired light fixtures located and maintained so as to give adequate light to all parts of the room.
(F)A window covering on each window to ensure privacy.
(G)A mirror, permanently affixed at eye level.
(I)Each self-closing metered faucet, if provided, must provide water flow for at least 15 seconds without the need to reactivate the faucet.
(b)Laundry facilities, when provided, must be separate from:
(A)Kitchen and dining areas; and
(B)Areas used for the storage of unrefrigerated perishable food.
(c)Storage areas must be provided appropriate to the size of the facility. Separate storage areas must be provided for:
(A)Food, kitchen supplies, and utensils.
(C)Soiled linens and clothing.
(D)Cleaning compounds equipment.
(E)Poisons, chemicals, pest control products, insecticides, and other toxic materials, which must be properly labeled, stored in the original container, and kept in a locked storage area.
(F)Outdoor recreational and maintenance equipment.
(d)Food service areas.
(A)Kitchens must have facilities for dish washing, storage, and preparation of food and must be separate from child-caring areas.
(B)The walls, floors, and floor coverings of all rooms in which food or drink is prepared or stored or in which utensils are washed or stored must be smooth, washable, and easily cleanable.
(C)All equipment and utensils used for food service, including plastic ware and food-contact surfaces, must be easily cleanable, durable, nontoxic, and non-absorbent and must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
(D)All equipment used for food preparation must be installed and maintained in a manner providing ease of cleaning beneath, around, and behind each unit.
(e)Classrooms and school buildings must be adequate in size and arrangement for the programs offered.
(f)Time-out rooms. Rooms used for time out or quiet time must have adequate space, heat, light, and ventilation and must not be capable of locking.
(g)A usable recreational activity area must be provided that is protected from motor traffic and other hazards, of a size and availability appropriate to the age and the needs of the children in care served by the day treatment agency.
(9)Furnishings and personal items.
(a)A day treatment agency must provide appropriate furniture for a learning environment.
(b)Each child in care must have a storage area available, such as a locker or other separate space to store personal items.
Rule 413-215-0816 — Day Treatment Agencies: Physical Plant Requirements,