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28 Pa. Code § 205.10. Doors.

§ 205.10. Doors.

 (a)  Doors into bathrooms and toilet rooms used by residents shall be at least 36 inches wide, except for an existing facility where the minimum width of toilet room doors is 32 inches.

 (b)  A door to a resident room shall swing into the room.

 (c)  A door to a toilet room which swings into the toilet area shall be equipped with special hardware which permits the door to be opened from the outside, and swing out, in case of emergency.

 (d)  Resident and visitor toilet stall doors shall swing out. Curtains or equivalent shall be considered as meeting this requirement.

 (e)  A door to a basement or a cellar may not be located in a resident room.

 (f)  A door opening to the exterior, which may be opened occasionally for ventilation purposes, with the exception of an approved exit door, shall be effectively covered with screening.


   The provisions of this §  205.10 issued under section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  448.803); and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(g)).


   The provisions of this §  205.10 adopted January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (242509) to (242510).

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