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28 Pa. Code § 205.9. Corridors.

§ 205.9. Corridors.

 (a)  Resident corridors shall have a handrail on both sides with a return to the wall at each rail ending. Handrails shall be detailed and finished for safety and shall be free from snagging. Brackets may not impede the continuous progress of hands along the railing.

 (b)  Corridors shall be lighted adequately during the day and night.

 (c)  Areas used for corridor traffic may not be considered as areas for dining, storage, diversional or social activities.


   The provisions of this §  205.9 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 §  205.9 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 page (242509).

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