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28 Pa. Code § 205.26. Laundry.

§ 205.26. Laundry.

 (a)  A laundry room shall be provided in a facility where commercial laundry service is not used for the washing of soiled linens.

 (b)  The entrance and exit to the laundry room shall be located to prevent the transportation of soiled or clean linens through food preparation, food storage or food serving areas.

 (c)  The facility shall have a separate room for central storage of soiled linens. The room shall be well ventilated, constructed of materials impervious to odors and moisture and easily cleaned. Soiled linens may not be transported through areas where clean linen is stored.

 (d)  A facility shall provide a separate room or area for central storage of clean linens and linen carts.

 (e)  Equipment shall be made available and accessible for residents desiring to do their personal laundry.


   The provisions of this §  205.26 amended 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 §  205.26 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; corrected June 19, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2462; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (242518) to (242519).

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