Section 713-2.7 - Physical therapy facilities

713-2.7 Physical therapy facilities.

Physical therapy facilities shall include the following:

(a) Treatment areas with space and equipment for thermotherapy, diathermy, ultrasound and hydrotherapy. Provision shall be made for cubicle curtains around each individual treatment area, handwashing facility(ies) (one lavatory or sink may serve more than one cubicle), and facilities for the collection of soiled linen and other material.

(b) An exercise area.

(c) Storage for clean linen, supplies, and equipment.

(d) Residents' dressing areas, showers, lockers, and toilet rooms, as may be required by the functional program approved by the department.

(e) A service sink.

(f) Wheelchair and stretcher storage.

(g) Office space.

(h) The requirements of subdivisions (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) of this section may be planned and arranged for shared use by residents receiving occupational therapy and staff if the approved functional program reflects this sharing concept.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doc Status: 
Complete