DHS 134.815(2)(c)4. 4. `Building alteration.'
DHS 134.815(2)(c)4.a.a. The examination fee for review of plans for alteration of existing buildings and structures undergoing remodeling or review of tenant space layouts shall be determined in accordance with Table 134.815 on the basis of the gross floor area undergoing remodeling.
DHS 134.815(2)(c)4.b. b. The fee specified in subd. 4. a. shall be based on the actual gross square footage of the area being remodeled. When remodeling of an individual building component affects building code compliance for a larger area, the fee shall be computed on the basis of the total square footage of the affected area.
DHS 134.815(2)(d) (d) Total fee for review of plans. To determine the total fee for review of plans, the department shall:
DHS 134.815(2)(d)1. 1. Add the fee parts from pars. (b) and (c); and
DHS 134.815(2)(d)2. 2. Multiply the sum obtained in subd. 1. by 0.95.
DHS 134.815(2)(e) (e) Other fee provisions related to review of plans.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.1. Fee for miscellaneous plans. Miscellaneous plans are plans that have no building or heating, ventilation or air conditioning plan submissions and for which there may not be an associated area. The fee for a miscellaneous plan shall be $250. This fee is for plan review and inspection. Miscellaneous plans include:
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.a. a. Footing and foundation plans submitted prior to the submission of the building plans;
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.b. b. Plans for industrial exhaust systems for dust, fumes, vapors and gases, for government-owned buildings only;
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.c. c. Spray booth plans, for government-owned buildings only;
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.d. d. Stadium, grandstand and bleacher plans, and interior bleacher plans submitted as independent projects;
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.e. e. Structural plans submitted as independent projects, such as docks, piers, antennae, outdoor movie screens and observation towers; and
DHS 134.815(2)(e)1.f. f. Plans for any building component, other than building and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, submitted following the final inspection by the department.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)2. 2. Fee for permission to start construction. The fee for permission to start construction shall be $80. This fee shall apply to those applicants proposing to start construction prior to the approval of the plans by the department.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)3. 3. Fee for plan revision. The fee for revision of previously approved plans shall be $100. This paragraph applies when plans are revised for reasons other than those that were requested by the department. The department may not charge a fee for revisions requested by the department as a condition of original plan approval.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)4. 4. Fee for extension of plan approval. The examination fee for a plan previously approved by the department for which an approval extension [is requested] beyond the time limit specified in this chapter shall be $75 per plan.
DHS 134.815 Note Note: Missing text is shown in brackets.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)5. 5. Collection of fees. Fees shall be remitted at the time the plans are submitted. No plan examinations, approvals or inspections may be made until fees are received.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)6. 6. Handling and copying fees.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)6.a.a. The department shall charge a handling fee of $50 per plan to the submitting party for any plan that is submitted to the department, entered into the department's system and subsequently requested by the submitting party to be returned prior to departmental review.
DHS 134.815(2)(e)6.b. b. The department may charge a photocopying fee of 25 cents per page to anyone who requests copies of construction or remodeling plans, except that a fee of $5 per plan sheet shall be charged for reproduction of plan sheets larger than legal size.
DHS 134.815(3) (3)Handling and copying fees.
DHS 134.815(3)(a) (a) The department shall charge a handling fee of $50 per plan to the submitting party for any plan which is submitted to the department, entered into the department's system and then the submitting party requests that it be returned prior to review.
DHS 134.815(3)(b) (b) The department may charge a photocopying fee of 25 cents per page to anyone who requests copies of construction or remodeling plans, except that a fee of $5 per plan sheet shall be charged for reproduction of plan sheets larger than legal size.
DHS 134.815 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 1-1-94; cr. Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 9-1-94; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 7-1-96; r. and recr. (2), Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; CR 03-033: am. (1) and (2) (a) Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04.
DHS 134.82 DHS 134.82Life safety code.
DHS 134.82(1)(1)Applicability. Facilities shall meet the applicable provisions of the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code.
DHS 134.82 Note Note: Copies of the 2012 Life Safety Code and related codes are on file in the Department's Division of Quality Assurance and the Legislative Reference Bureau, and may be obtained from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169.
DHS 134.82(2) (2)Fire safety equivalency determination. An existing facility that does not meet all the requirements of the applicable Life Safety Code may be considered in compliance with it if it achieves a passing score on the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES), developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, to establish safety equivalencies under the Life Safety Code.
DHS 134.82(3) (3)Resident safety.
DHS 134.82(3)(a) (a) Plan for emergencies.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)1.1. Each facility shall have a written plan to be followed in case of fire, a tornado warning, a missing resident or other emergency which shall specify persons to be notified, locations of alarm signaling devices and fire extinguishers, evacuation routes, a procedure for evacuating helpless residents, the frequency of fire drills and assignment of specific tasks and responsibilities to the staff on each shift and personnel from each discipline.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)2. 2. The plan shall be developed with the assistance of qualified fire and safety experts, including the local fire protection authority.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)3. 3. All employees shall be oriented to the plan and trained to perform assigned tasks, and shall be familiar with the use of the facility's fire protection features.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)4. 4. The plan and evacuation procedures shall be posted at suitable visible locations in the corridors throughout the facility and shall include a diagram of the immediate floor area showing the exits, location of fire alarms, evacuation routes and locations of fire extinguishers.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)5. 5. The facility administrator shall clearly communicate the plan and evacuation procedure to staff and shall periodically review the plan and evacuation procedures with staff.
DHS 134.82(3)(a)6. 6. The facility administrator shall periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and evacuation procedures.
DHS 134.82(3)(b) (b) Evacuation drills.
DHS 134.82(3)(b)1.1. The facility shall hold evacuation drills at least quarterly on each shift and under varied conditions. The facility shall actually evacuate residents to a safe area during one drill a year on each shift.
DHS 134.82(3)(b)2. 2. The facility shall make special provisions for evacuating physically handicapped persons during drills.
DHS 134.82(3)(b)3. 3. Facility staff shall write a report and evaluation of each evacuation drill and shall keep a copy of the report on file.
DHS 134.82(3)(b)4. 4. The facility administrator shall investigate all problems with evacuation drills, including accidents, and take corrective action to prevent similar problems in the future.
DHS 134.82(3)(c) (c) Fire inspections. The administrator of the facility shall arrange for fire protection as follows:
DHS 134.82(3)(c)1. 1. At least semi-annual inspection of the facility shall be made by the local fire authority. Signed certificates of these inspections shall be kept on file in the facility;
DHS 134.82(3)(c)2. 2. Certification in writing shall be obtained from the local fire authority for the adequacy of the facility's written fire plan, including procedures for orderly evacuation of residents, as well as the fire safety of the facility. A copy of the certification shall be kept on file within the facility; and
DHS 134.82(3)(c)3. 3. If the facility is located in a city, village or township that does not have an officially established fire department, a continuing contract for fire protection service with the nearest municipality providing the service shall be obtained. The contract or a copy of it shall be kept on file in the facility.
DHS 134.82(3)(d) (d) Fire equipment.
DHS 134.82(3)(d)1.1. All fire equipment shall be maintained in readily usable condition and inspected annually. A fire extinguisher suitable for grease fires shall be provided in or adjacent to the kitchen. Each extinguisher shall be provided with a tag on which the date of the last inspection is indicated.
DHS 134.82(3)(d)2. 2. Extinguishers shall be mounted on walls or posts where they are clearly visible and at a height that is convenient for staff and residents. No extinguisher may be tied down, locked in a cabinet, placed in a closet or placed on the floor.
DHS 134.82(3)(e) (e) Fire report. All incidents of fire in a facility shall be reported in writing to the department's division of quality assurance within 72 hours.
DHS 134.82 Note Note: The address of the Division of Quality Assurance is P.O. Box 2969, 1 W. Wilson St., Madison, WI, 53701-2969 (phone 608-266-8481).
DHS 134.82(3)(f) (f) Smoking. Facilities shall have and enforce a policy and rules to ensure that smoking materials are used safely. The policy and rules shall include the designation of areas in which smoking is permitted, as required under s. 101.123 (4), Stats.
DHS 134.82 Note Note: Section 101.123 (4), Stats., is repealed effective July 5, 2010.
DHS 134.82(3)(g) (g) Prevention of ignition. Open-flame lights are not permitted, except as provided by law. Heat-producing devices and piping shall be designed or enclosed to prevent the ignition of clothing and furnishings.
DHS 134.82(3)(h) (h) Floor coverings. All floor coverings and edging shall be securely fastened to the floor or constructed so that they are slip-resistant and free of hazards such as curled or broken edges. If the facility serves residents who crawl, a resilient non-abrasive and slip-resistant surface, or non-abrasive carpeting, shall be provided. Scatter rugs not meeting the above criteria are prohibited.
DHS 134.82(3)(i) (i) Roads and sidewalks. Walkways and roads leading into and out of the facility shall be kept passable and open at all times of the year. Walkways, drives, fire escapes and other means used for exiting to a public way shall be kept free of ice, snow and other obstructions.
DHS 134.82 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1988, No. 390, eff. 7-1-88; CR 04-053: r. and recr. (1), r. (2) and table 134.82, renum. (3) and (4) to be (2) and (3) Register October 2004 No. 586, eff. 11-1-04; correction in (3) (e) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637; CR 16-087: am. (1) Register September 2017 No. 741, eff. 10-1-17; correction in (1) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2017 No. 741.
DHS 134.83 DHS 134.83Safety and systems.
DHS 134.83(1)(1)Maintenance. The building shall be maintained in good repair and kept free of hazards, including hazards created by any damaged or defective building equipment. Floors shall be maintained in a safe condition.
DHS 134.83(2) (2)Corridors.
DHS 134.83(2)(a) (a) In all facilities having plans approved on or after March 17, 1974, except in small facilities, all corridors in resident use areas shall be at least 6 feet wide.
DHS 134.83(2)(b) (b) In all facilities having plans approved before March 17, 1974, except in small facilities, all corridors in resident use areas shall be at least 4 feet wide.
DHS 134.83(2)(c) (c) In small facilities all corridors in resident use areas shall be at least 3 feet wide.
DHS 134.83(3) (3)Doors.
DHS 134.83(3)(a) (a) Size.
DHS 134.83(3)(a)1.1. In existing small facilities exit doors, stair doors and resident room doors shall be at least 28 inches wide and in newly constructed small facilities exit doors, stair doors and resident room doors shall be at least 36 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(a)2. 2. In type I facilities with over 16 beds, exit doors, stair doors and resident room doors shall be at least 28 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(a)3. 3. In type II facilities with over 16 beds, exit doors, stair doors and resident room doors shall be at least 36 inches wide and 80 inches high and shall have a fire rating of at least 20 minutes or equivalent, except that in facilities having plans approved on or after March 17, 1974 exit doors and resident room doors shall be at least 44 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(b) (b) Latches. Each exit door shall have fastenings or hardware to permit the door to be opened from the inside by pushing against a single bar or plate or by turning a single knob or handle.
DHS 134.83(3)(c) (c) Locks.
DHS 134.83(3)(c)1.1. Exit doors from the building and from nursing areas and resident living areas may not be hooked or locked to prevent exiting from the inside, except as provided under s. DHS 134.33 (3).
DHS 134.83 Note Note: See rules adopted under chs. SPS 361 to 365 for other restrictions on locking of exits.
DHS 134.83(3)(c)2. 2. No lock may be installed on the door of a resident's room, unless:
DHS 134.83(3)(c)2.a. a. The lock is operable from inside the room with a simple one-hand, one-motion operation without the use of a key unless the resident is confined in accordance with s. DHS 134.33 (3);
DHS 134.83(3)(c)2.b. b. All staff regularly assigned to work in the resident care area have in their possession a master-key for the rooms in that area;
DHS 134.83(3)(c)2.c. c. A master-key is available to emergency personnel such as the fire department; and
DHS 134.83(3)(c)2.d. d. The resident is capable of following directions and taking appropriate action for self-preservation under emergency conditions.
DHS 134.83(3)(d) (d) Toilet room doors.
DHS 134.83(3)(d)1.1. In new construction, toilet room doors shall be at least 36 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(d)2. 2. In facilities converted from another use that are approved after the effective date of these rules, toilet room doors shall be at least 32 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(d)3. 3. In type II facilities, except for new construction, toilet room doors shall be at least 30 inches wide.
DHS 134.83(3)(d)4. 4. Toilet room doors under this paragraph may not swing into the toilet room unless they are provided with 2-way hardware.
DHS 134.83(4) (4)Emergency power.
DHS 134.83(4)(a) (a) If a facility houses more than 16 residents, it shall have an emergency electrical service with an independent power source which covers lighting at living unit stations, telephone switchboards, exit and corridor lights, boiler room, fire alarm systems and medical records when solely electronically based. The service may be battery-operated if effective for at least 4 hours.
DHS 134.83(4)(b) (b) In small facilities flashlights shall be readily available to staff on duty in the event that there is an electrical power interruption.
DHS 134.83(5) (5)Fire protection.
DHS 134.83(5)(a) (a) Carpeting. Carpeting may not be installed in rooms used primarily for food preparation and storage, dish and utensil washing, cleaning of linen and utensils, storage of janitor supplies, laundry processing, hydro-therapy, toileting and bathing, resident isolation or resident examination.
DHS 134.83(5)(e) (e) Vertical exit stairwells.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.