§ 209.3. Smoking.
(a) Policies regarding smoking shall be adopted. The policies shall include provisions for the protection of the rights of smoking and nonsmoking residents. The smoking policies shall be posted in a conspicuous place and in a legible format so that they may be easily read by residents, visitors and staff.
(c) Adequate supervision while smoking shall be provided for those residents who require it.
(d) Smoking by residents in bed is prohibited unless the resident is under direct observation.
The provisions of this § 209.3 amended under sections 102, 201(12), 601, 801.1 and 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. § § 448.102, 448.201(12), 448.601, 448.801a and 448.803); and section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 532(a) and (g)).
The provisions of this § 209.3 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999; amended December 23, 2022, effective July 1, 2023, 52 Pa.B. 8098. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (397589) to (397590).
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