Lawriter - OAC - 5101:2-9-29 Bathrooms.

5101:2-9-29 Bathrooms.

(A) A residential facility with bathrooms that have more than one toilet, sink, bath or shower shall have one bathroom for every six children of the same sex, or fraction thereof.

(1) Each sink shall have hot and cold water.

(2) Each toilet shall be capable of flushing.

(3) Each bath or shower shall have hot and cold water.

(B) If a residential facility has a private, single bathroom containing one sink, one flush toilet, and one bath or shower, the bathroom may be used to meet the ratio requirement of one bathroom for every six children, or fraction thereof.

(1) The sink shall have hot and cold water.

(2) The toilet shall be capable of flushing.

(3) The bath or shower shall have hot and cold water.

(C) Children at a crisis care facility who are still using diapers and under the age of three shall not be counted in the bathroom ratio requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule.

(D) A children's residential center (CRC) shall have at least one bathroom with a toilet and sink on the floor with the sleeping rooms.

(E) Bathrooms in a residential facility shall be situated so as to allow direct access to them without the necessity of passing through a bedroom, except when a bedroom has an attached bathroom used only for the children who reside in that bedroom.

(F) Each bathroom in a residential facility shall have toilet paper, towels or air dryers, soap, and wastebaskets available for use.

(G) Bathtubs and showers in a residential facility shall have nonskid surfaces.

(H) Except for bathtubs exclusively used to bathe children age zero to three in a crisis care facility, all bathtubs and showers in a residential facility shall have enclosures or screens which afford individual privacy. When more than one toilet is located in the same bathroom, each toilet shall be partitioned and include a door capable of remaining closed.


Effective: 2/1/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 6/13/2019 and 02/01/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1966, 10/01/1986, 01/01/1991, 09/18/1996, 09/01/2002, 05/01/2008, 12/01/2010, 07/01/2014