Subject 290-2-21 BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT
|(1)||The Maternity Home shall be located advantageously to medical services, to transportation, to churches, to shopping districts, and to recreation resources.|
|(2)||No Maternity Home shall be located in an area in which industries or rooming houses predominate.|
|(1)||Any individual or group which proposes to build a new maternity home or any maternity home planning for extensive remodeling shall comply with local building codes in all such construction. Building plans shall be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, Division of Community Services for approval and for referral to proper authorities. Rooms should he planned to accommodate not more than two (2) unmarried mothers. Some single rooms are desirable. A recreation room for the exclusive use of the unmarried mothers shall be provided. A room insuring privacy where unmarried mothers can visit with their families shall be provided. A recovery room shall be provided on the first floor when unmarried mothers are housed on the second floor.|
|(2)||Separate, private offices shall be provided for the casework staff when the offices are housed in the Maternity Home.|
|(3)||An isolation room and bath for unmarried mothers admitted prior to examination for communicable diseases shall be provided.|
The buildings, grounds, and equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.
|(1)||General Sanitation. Proper facilities for sanitation shall be provided throughout the building and premises for the purpose of insuring cleanliness and protection against disease.|
|(2)||Water. Drinking water shall be supplied from an approved public supply if available; if not available, the private system shall comply with county and State ordinances and codes.|
|(3)||Sewerage. Sewerage shall be disposed of through municipal systems where such are available. If municipal systems are not available, the private system shall comply with the existing local and State ordinances.|
|(4)|| Heat, Light,
Bath and Toilet Facilities.
|(6)|| Sleeping Facilities.
|(1)||General. Secure railing shall be provided for flights of more than four steps and for all galleries more than four feet from the ground.|
|(3)|| Fire Protection.
All Maternity Homes shall request and secure inspections at least annually from local and state health authorities and from local or state fire safety authorities. Reports of such inspections shall be submitted to the Division of Community Services.