37.99.133 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: LAUNDRY AND BEDDING
(1) If a program processes its laundry on site, it must:
(a) use areas solely for laundry purposes;
(b) equip the laundry room with at least one mechanical washer and hot-air tumble dryer, handwashing facilities, mechanical ventilation to the outside, a fresh air supply, and a hot water supply system which supplies the washer with water of at least 160ºF (71ºC) during each use. If the laundry water temperature is less than 160ºF, chemical and detergent suitable to the water temperature and the manufacturer's recommended product time of exposure must be utilized;
(c) sort and store soiled laundry in an area separate from that used to sort and store clean laundry;
(d) provide well maintained carts or other containers impervious to moisture to transport laundry, keeping those used for soiled laundry separate from those used for clean laundry;
(e) dry all bed linen, towels, and washcloths in a manner that protects against contamination;
(f) protect clean laundry from contamination; and
(g) ensure that program staff handling laundry cover their clothes while working with soiled laundry, use separate clean covering for their clothes while handling clean laundry, and wash their hands both after working with soiled laundry and before they handle clean laundry.
(2) If laundry is cleaned off-site, the program must utilize a commercial laundry which satisfies the requirements stated in (1).
(3) A program must provide each program participant with:
(a) a bed with a moisture-proof mattress or moisture-proof mattress cover and mattress pad;
(b) clean bed linen in good condition;
(c) a supply of clean bed linen on hand sufficient to change beds often enough to keep them clean, dry, and free from odors;
(d) supply each program participant at all times with clean towels and washcloths; and
(e) enough blankets to maintain warmth while sleeping.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.