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55 Pa. Code § 6400.78. Indoor living space.

§ 6400.78. Indoor living space.

 (a)  A home shall have living and dining areas that are separate from bedrooms.

 (b)  A home shall have at least 30 square feet per individual and at least 90 square feet per home of common use indoor living space measured wall to wall, excluding bedrooms, hallways, kitchens, lavatories and offices. This requirement does not apply to homes licensed in accordance with this chapter prior to November 8, 1991.


   The provisions of this §  6400.78 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (133683).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6400.261 (relating to exceptions for respite care); and 55 Pa. Code §  6400.262 (relating to exceptions for emergency respite care).

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