Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

5101:2-9-29 Bathrooms.

Posted: August 15th, 2018

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(A) Each residential facility shall have a minimum of one sink with hot and cold water, one flush toilet, and one bath or shower with hot and cold water for every six children of the same sex, or fraction thereof, residing within the facility.

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

(C) 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.

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

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

(F) 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: 07/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/11/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 1/1/91, 9/18/96, 9/1/02, 5/1/08, 12/1/10