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F–Tag 461 Adequate & Comfortable Lighting Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

F–Tag 461 Adequate & Comfortable Lighting

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vi) Resident Rooms

Bedrooms must --
§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vi) Have at least one window to the outside; and

§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vi) Interp­retive Guidelines

A facility with resident room windows, as defined by section 18.3.8 of the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, or that open to an atrium in accordance with Life Safety Code can meet this requir­ement for a window to the outside.

§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vi) Interp­retive Guidelines

A facility with resident room windows, as defined by section 18.3.8 of the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, or that open to an atrium in accordance with Life Safety Code can meet this requir­ement for a window to the outside.

In addition to conforming with the Life Safety Code, this requir­ement was included to assist the resident’s orient­ation to day and night, weather, and general awareness of space outside the facility. The facility is required to provide for a “safe, clean, comfor­table and homelike enviro­nment” by deemph­asizing the instit­utional character of the setting, to the extent possible. Windows are an important aspect in assuring the homelike enviro­nment of
a facility. The allowable window sill height shall not exceed 36 inches. The window may be operable.

§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vii) Interp­retive Guidelines

§483.7­0(d­)(1­)(vii) Have a floor at or above grade level.

§483.7­0(d)(2) The facility must provide each resident with—
(i) A separate bed of proper size and height for the conven­ience of the
resident;
(ii) A clean, comfor­table mattress;
(ii) Bedding, approp­riate to the weather and climate;
 

§483.7­0(d­)(2­)(iv) & §483.1­5(h)(4) Guidel­ines:

“Fun­ctional furniture approp­riate to the resident’s needs” means that the furniture in each resident’s room contri­butes to the resident attaining or mainta­ining his or her highest practi­cable level of indepe­ndence and well-b­eing. In general, furnis­hings include a place to put clothing away in an organized manner that will let it remain clean, free of wrinkles, and accessible to the resident while protecting it from casual access by others; a place to put personal effects such as pictures and a bedside clock, and furniture suitable for the comfort of the resident and visitors (e.g., a chair).

For issues with arrang­ement of room furniture according to resident needs and prefer­enc­es, see §483.1­5(e), Accomm­odation of Needs F246. “Clothes racks and shelves accessible to the resident” means that residents can get to and reach their hanging clothing whenever they choose.

“Private closet space” means that each resident’s clothing is kept separate from clothing of roomma­te(s). The term “closet space” is not necess­arily limited to a space installed into the wall.
For some facilities without such installed closets, compliance may be attained
through the use of storage furniture such as wardrobes. Out-of­-season items may be stored in alternate locations outside the resident’s room.