A dresser or adequate compartment or drawer space shall be provided for each resident to store personal clothing and effects and to store, as space permits, other personal possessions in a reasonably secure manner.
Other appropriate furniture, such as a table or desk and a chair, shall be provided for each resident.
(2) Towels and washcloths.
Clean towels and washcloths shall be provided to each resident as needed. Towels and washcloths may not be used by more than one resident between launderings.
(3) Window coverings.
Every window shall be supplied with flame-retardant shades, draw drapes or other covering material or devices which, when properly used and maintained, shall afford privacy and light control for the resident.
All furnishings and equipment shall be maintained in a usable, safe and sanitary condition.
Facilities that have residents who require oxygen shall meet all of the following requirements:
When placed at the resident's bedside, oxygen tanks shall be securely fastened to a tip-proof carrier or base.
Oxygen regulators may not be stored with solution left in the attached humidifier bottles.
When in use at the resident's bedside, cannulas, hoses, and humidifier bottles shall be maintained and used in accordance with current standards of practice and manufacturers' recommendations.
Disposable inhalation equipment shall be maintained and used in accordance with current standards of practice and manufacturers' recommendations.
With nondisposable inhalation equipment such as intermittent positive pressure breathing equipment, the entire resident breathing circuit, including nebulizers and humidifiers, shall be maintained and used in accordance with current standards of practice and manufacturers' recommendations.
DHS 134.71 History
Cr. Register, June, 1988, No. 390
, eff. 7-1-88; 2015 Wis. Act 107
: am. (5) (intro.), (a) to (f) Register November 2015 No. 719
, eff. 12-1-15.
Facilities shall develop and implement policies that provide for a safe and sanitary environment for residents and personnel at all times.
Facilities shall be kept clean and free from offensive odors, accumulations of dirt, rubbish, dust and safety hazards.
Floors and carpeting shall be kept clean. If polishes are used on floors, a nonslip finish shall be provided. Carpeting or any other material covering the floors that is worn, damaged, contaminated or badly soiled shall be replaced.
Ceilings and walls shall be kept clean and in good repair. The interior and exterior of the buildings shall be painted or stained as needed to protect the surfaces. Loose, cracked or peeling wallpaper or paint shall be replaced or repaired.
A facility shall use lead-free paint inside the facility and shall remove or cover any surfaces containing lead-based paint that are accessible to residents.
All furniture and other furnishings shall be kept clean and in good repair at all times.
(3) Combustibles in storage areas.
Attics, cellars and other storage areas shall be kept safe and free from dangerous accumulations of combustible materials. Combustibles, including cleaning rags and compounds, shall be kept in closed metal containers.
The grounds of the facility shall be kept free from refuse, litter and waste water. Areas around buildings, sidewalks, gardens and patios shall be kept clear of dense undergrowth.
All poisonous compounds shall be clearly labelled as poisonous and, when not in use, shall be stored in locked areas. These areas shall be separate from food storage, kitchenware storage and medication storage areas.
All garbage and rubbish shall be stored in leakproof, nonabsorbent containers with close-fitting covers and in areas separate from areas used for the preparation and storage of food. Containers shall be cleaned regularly. Paperboard containers may not be used.
Garbage and rubbish shall be disposed of promptly in a safe and sanitary manner.
(7) Linen and towels.
Linens and towels shall be handled, stored, processed and transported in such a manner as to prevent the spread of infection. Soiled linen may not be sorted, rinsed or stored in bathrooms, resident rooms, kitchens, food storage areas or common hallways. If it is necessary to transport soiled linen through food preparation areas to laundry facilities, linens shall be in covered containers.
Facilities shall be maintained reasonably free from insects and rodents, with harborages and entrances of insects and rodents eliminated. When harborages and entrances of insects persist despite measures taken to eliminate them, pest control services shall be secured in accordance with the requirements of s. 94.705
, Stats., to eliminate infestations.
(b) Screening of windows and doors.
All windows and doors used for ventilation purposes shall be provided with wire screening of not less than number 16 mesh or its equivalent and shall be properly installed and maintained to prevent entry of insects. Screen doors shall be self-closing and shall not interfere with exiting. Properly installed airflow curtains or fans may be used in lieu of screens.
DHS 134.72 History
Cr. Register, June, 1988, No. 390
, eff. 7-1-88.
This subchapter applies to all facilities except where noted. Wherever a rule in s. DHS 134.83
modifies the applicable life safety code under s. DHS 134.82
, the rule shall take precedence.
The definitions in the applicable life safety code required under s. DHS 134.82
apply to this subchapter. In addition, in this subchapter:
“Type I facility" means a facility first licensed by the department or the plans of which were approved by the department as a facility regulated under ch. H 30, 31 or 32
prior to January 23, 1968, or as a public institution serving people with developmental disabilities under ch. H 34
prior to or on November 1, 1972.
“Type II facility" means a facility the plans of which were approved by the department as a facility regulated under ch. H 30, 31 or 32
, or under ch. HSS 3 or 132
, on or after January 23, 1968, or which was approved as a public institution serving people with developmental disabilities under ch. H 34
after November 1, 1972, or which applies for approval on or after July 1, 1988, including new construction, an addition to an existing licensed facility and major remodeling, alteration or conversion of a facility.
DHS 134.81 History
Cr. Register, June, 1988, No. 390
, eff. 7-1-88; CR 04-053
: am. (2) (a) and (b) Register October 2004 No. 586
, eff. 11-1-04.
DHS 134.812 Review for compliance with this chapter and the state building code. DHS 134.812(1)(1)
The department shall review FDD construction and remodeling plans for compliance with this chapter and for compliance with the state commercial building code, chs. SPS 361
, with the exception of s. SPS 361.31 (3)
. Where chs. SPS 361
refer to the department of safety and professional services, those rules shall be deemed for the purposes of review under this chapter to refer to the department of health services.
The department shall have 45 working days from receipt of an application for plan review and all required forms, fees, plans and documents to complete the review and approve the plan, approve the plan with conditions or deny approval for the plan.
DHS 134.812 History
Emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-96; cr. Register, December, 1996, No. 492
, eff. 1-1-96; corrections in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 2000, No. 532
; corrections in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2003 No. 576
; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637
; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673
Before the start of any construction or remodeling project for an FDD, the plans for the construction or remodeling shall be submitted to the department, pursuant to s. DHS 134.84 (1)
, for review and approval by the department. The fees established in this section shall be paid to the department for providing plan review services.
The department shall charge a fee for the review under s. DHS 134.812
of plans for an FDD capital construction or remodeling project. The fee shall be based in part on the dollar value of the project, according to the schedule under par. (b)
, and in part on the total gross floor area in the plans, in accordance with par. (c)
. The total fee for plan review is determined under par. (d)
. Fees for review of partial plans, for revision of plans, for extensions of plan approval, and for handling and copying, and provisions for the collection and refund of fees are found in par. (e)
(b) Fee part based on project dollar value.
The part of the fee based on project dollar value shall be as follows:
For projects with an estimated dollar value of at least $5,000 but less than $25,000, $300;
For projects with an estimated dollar value of at least $25,000 but less than $100,000, $500;
For projects with an estimated dollar value of at least $100,000 but less than $500,000, $750;
For projects with an estimated dollar value of at least $500,000 but less than $1 million, $1,500;
For projects with an estimated dollar value of at least $1 million but less than $5 million, $2,500; and
For projects with an estimated dollar value of $5 million or more, $5,000.
DHS 134.815(2)(c)1.1. `General.'
The part of the fee based on total gross floor area shall be as provided in Table 134.815 subject to the conditions set out in this paragraph.
2. `Building, heating and ventilation.'
The fees in Table 134.815 apply to the submittal of all building and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plans. A fee for review of plans shall be computed on the basis of the total gross floor area of each building.
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3. `Scope of fee.'
The fees indicated in Table 134.815, relating to building and heating, ventilation and air conditioning plans, includes the plan review and inspection fee for all components, whether submitted with the original submittal or at a later date. Components covered by that fee are:
Structural component plans, such as plans for floor and roof trusses, precast concrete, laminated wood, metal buildings, solariums and other similar parts of the building.
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.
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.
(d) Total fee for review of plans.
To determine the total fee for review of plans, the department shall:
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:
Footing and foundation plans submitted prior to the submission of the building plans;
Plans for industrial exhaust systems for dust, fumes, vapors and gases, for government-owned buildings only;
Stadium, grandstand and bleacher plans, and interior bleacher plans submitted as independent projects;
Structural plans submitted as independent projects, such as docks, piers, antennae, outdoor movie screens and observation towers; and
Plans for any building component, other than building and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, submitted following the final inspection by the department.
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.
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.
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
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