Lawriter - OAC - 5139-35-13 Sanitation and hygiene.

5139-35-13 Sanitation and hygiene.

The following standards are mandatory:

(1) Written policy, procedure and practice shall provide that soap, washcloths, towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hair and skin products and personal hygiene supplies be provided to the child by the CRC.

(2) Written policy, procedure and practice shall designate the specific duties that the children must assume in the care and upkeep of their own sleeping and living quarters. Each juvenile shall be provided a bed, mattress, and a supply of sanitized linens. Used bed linens and mattresses shall be sanitized prior to reissue.

The following standards are recommended:

(A) Written policy, procedure and practice shall require that the CRC administrator, in conjunction with the CRC's governing body, develop and implement a system designed to detect building and equipment deterioration, safety hazards and unsanitary conditions and to provide for the proper reporting of needed corrections or modifications. Such policies and procedures shall include a written plan for a daily inspection of the facility. Such inspection shall be recorded. Maintenance records shall be kept and subject to review by authorized personnel.

(B) Children shall be provided the opportunity for daily showers, and showers after strenuous activities.

(C) Written policy, procedure and practice shall provide for the control of vermin and pests by a licensed professional.

(D) Written policy shall require that under no circumstances shall a child confined in a CRC replace a janitor, maintenance, caretaking staff or other staff normally maintained for operations of the facility.

(E) Written policy, procedure and practice provide that programs comply with all applicable governmental regulations and standards. At a minimum, these policies cover the following:

(1) Sanitation inspections

(2) Water supply testing

(3) Waste disposal

(4) Housekeeping

(5) Clothing and building supplies

(6) Bathing and personal hygiene

(7) Hair care services

Effective: 10/30/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/14/2014 and 10/30/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5139.04
Rule Amplifies: 5139.04
Prior Effective Dates: 12/11/1988, 11/3/2004