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55 Pa. Code § 2600.123. Emergency evacuation.

§ 2600.123. Emergency evacuation.

 (a)  Exit doors must be equipped so that they can be easily opened by residents from the inside without the use of a key or other manual device that can be removed, misplaced or lost.

 (b)  Copies of the emergency procedures as specified in §  2600.107 (relating to emergency preparedness) shall be posted in a conspicuous and public place in the home and a copy shall be kept.

 (c)  For a home serving nine or more residents, an emergency evacuation diagram of each floor showing corridors, line of travel to exit doors and location of the fire extinguishers and pull signals shall be posted in a conspicuous and public place on each floor.

 (d)  If the home serves one or more residents with mobility needs above or below grade level of the home, there shall be a fire-safe area, as specified in writing within the past year by a fire safety expert, on the same floor as each resident with mobility needs.

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