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34 Pa. Code § 60.34. Group habitation under physical restraint.

§ 60.34. Group habitation under physical restraint.

 Penal institutions, detention facilities, correctional facilities and similar facilities shall comply with §  60.33 (relating to buildings) except as specified or modified in this section.

   (1)  The greater of 1% or the percentage specified in applicable Federal regulations of the total cell capacity shall be accessible to and usable by persons with physical disabilities.

   (2)  Accessible cells shall meet the following:

     (i)   The cell door shall comply with ADAAG 4.13. Cell doors may not encroach into the clear floor space requirements of other fixtures.

     (ii)   The turning space within the cell shall comply with ADAAG 4.2.3.

     (iii)   The bed shall have a minimum clear floor space of 32 inches along one side of the bed except that in dormitory situations with two or more beds, the clearance requirements of ADAAG 6.3(2) or 6.3(3) apply. Bunk beds are not permitted in accessible cells.

     (iv)   Other fixtures and features, such as water closet, lavatory, storage cabinet, and the like, that are provided in a regular cell shall be provided in an accessible cell and meet the applicable requirements of this chapter.

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