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Title 7 . Health and Social Services
Chapter 75 . Assisted Living Homes
Section 260. General environmental requirements

7 AAC 75.260. General environmental requirements

(a) A home shall ensure that each resident has

(1) room furniture that is typical for residents of homes in the community and neighborhood in which the assisted living home is located; the furniture may be provided by the resident;

(2) storage space for clothing and personal possessions;

(3) adequate linen, soap, and personal hygiene facilities necessary for cleanliness;

(4) a signal device, as provided for in the assisted living plan of a resident who must use a device when verbal communication is not possible;

(5) reasonable privacy when sharing a room; and

(6) appropriate storage and work areas adjacent to the area of use to accommodate the following functions, if conducted on the premises:

(A) food preparation and serving; and

(B) laundry;

(7) a bedroom that meets the following standards, subject to 7 AAC 75.070(b) :

(A) if the bedroom is for single occupancy, it must contain at least 80 square feet of open floor space, measured before furniture is placed in the room;

(B) if the bedroom is for double occupancy, it must contain at least 140 square feet of open floor space, measured before furniture is placed in the room;

(C) no more than two residents may be assigned to a bedroom.

(b) A home must occupy a building that is used exclusively for assisted living, except that a home may be licensed in a building that has more than one occupancy if

(1) the other occupancy is consistent with the health, safety, comfort, and well-being of the residents of the assisted living home; and

(2) the other users of the building comply with applicable state and municipal building and fire codes and environmental health codes.

History: Eff. 7/1/95, Register 134; am 4/6/2002, Register 162

Authority: AS 47.33.410

AS 47.33.920

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