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Title 7 . Health and Social Services
Chapter 75 . Assisted Living Homes
Section 280. Sanitation and environmental protection

7 AAC 75.280. Sanitation and environmental protection

(a) An assisted living home licensed for

(1) six or more residents must satisfy applicable state and municipal standards for sanitation and environmental protection and ensure that the home is inspected at least every two years by each state or municipal authority responsible for these inspections; a copy of each inspection report must be maintained for at least two years and made available for review by the department; the department may submit a request for inspection to the state or municipal authority on the home's behalf; the home is responsible for any fee charged by the state or municipal authority for the inspection; or

(2) less than six residents must

(A) if the home has a private water supply, have it approved by the municipal health authority, have the water tested for bacterial contamination at least once each year, and label nonpotable water on the premises to avoid inappropriate use; and

(B) ensure that sewage and liquid wastes are discharged into a public sewer system or into an independent sewage system approved by the appropriate state or municipal authority.

(b) The department may inspect an assisted living home licensed for fewer than six residents to determine, with consideration given to prevailing community residential standards, whether the home is clean and maintains satisfactory levels of sanitation and environmental protection. As part of an inspection, the department will determine whether the home has

(1) a sufficient supply of potable water and an acceptable system for the disposal of sewage; and

(2) the facilities necessary for the proper care, storage, and preparation of food.

(c) Repealed 4/6/2002.

(d) If the department determines that it is necessary, the department will request an advisory inspection report from one or more state or municipal sanitation or public health authorities. The home is responsible for any fee charged by the state or municipal authority for the inspection.

History: Eff. 7/1/95, Register 134; am 4/6/2002, Register 162; am 6/24/2004, Register 170

Authority: AS 47.33.410

AS 47.33.920

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