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55 Pa. Code § 3270.82. Toilet areas.

§ 3270.82. Toilet areas.

 (a)  The following ratio of flushing toilets to toilet-trained children applies:

Similar Age Levels Number of
Young or older toddler and preschool 15
School-age 20

 (b)  The following ratio of sinks to children applies:

Similar Age Levels Number of
Young or older toddler and preschool 25 1
School-age 30 1

 (c)  A sink must be located in or near a toilet area.

 (d)  A training chair is not a flushing toilet. A training chair shall be emptied and sanitized after each use. An acceptable sanitizing solution is 1/4 cup of bleach combined with 1 gallon of water. A sanitizing solution shall be treated as a toxic. See §  3270.66 (relating to toxics).

 (e)  Toilets and sinks must be at proper heights for children using them or must be easily approached by means of platforms or steps.

 (f)  Toilets and training chairs may not be located in an area used for cooking or eating.

 (g)  Toilet areas and fixtures shall be cleaned daily and be in good repair.

 (h)  A facility person and an able child shall wash their hands after toileting and before eating. A sign on which this requirement is written shall be posted at each toilet, training chair, diapering area and sink in the facility.

 (i)  A toilet area, training chair area, diapering area and sink area shall be equipped with a clean, lidded waste receptacle.

 (j)  A source of running water for handwashing must be present in infant and toddler diapering areas. If the running water does not flow directly into a drain that is connected to a sewage system, a receptacle shall be provided to contain the water used for washing. The receptacle shall be emptied into an approved sewage system at least once a day.


   The provisions of this §  3270.82 amended under Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P. S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1088).


   The provisions of this §  3270.82 amended May 23, 2008, effective September 22, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2437. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (204567) to (204568).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3270.13 (relating to waivers); and 55 Pa. Code §  3270.241 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs).

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