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007.05.10-47. Physical Facilities, Pediatric and Adolescent Unit.

AR ADC 007.05.10-47Arkansas Administrative Code

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-47
007.05.10-47. Physical Facilities, Pediatric and Adolescent Unit.
The unit shall meet the following standards:
A. Patient Rooms. Each patient room shall meet the following standards:
1. Maximum room capacity shall be four patients.
2. The space requirements for pediatric patient beds shall be the same as for adult beds due to the size variation and the need to change from cribs to beds and vice-versa. See Section 44, Patient Accommodations (Adult Medical, Surgical, Communicable or Pulmonary Disease), for requirements. Additional provisions for hygiene, toilets, sleeping, and personal belongings shall be included where the program indicates that parents will be allowed to remain with young children. See Sections 45, Physical Facilities, Critical Care Unit and 46, Physical Facilities, Newborn Nursery Units for pediatric critical care units and for newborn nurseries.
3. Each patient room shall have a window in accordance with Section 44, Physical Facilities, Patient Accommodations (Adult Medical, Surgical, Communicable or Pulmonary Disease).
B. Examination/Treatment Rooms. This room shall be provided for pediatric and adolescent patients. A separate area for infant examination and treatment may be provided within the pediatric nursery workroom. Examination/treatment rooms shall have a minimum floor area of 120square feet. The room shall contain a handwashing fixture; storage facilities; and a desk, counter, or shelf space for writing. This room is not required if all rooms are private.
1. Multipurpose or individual room(s) shall be provided within or adjacent to areas serving pediatric and adolescent patients for dining, education and developmentally appropriate play and recreation, with access and equipment for patients with physical restrictions. If the functional program requires, an individual room shall be provided to allow for confidential parent/family comfort, consultation, and teaching. Insulation, isolation and structural provisions shall minimize the transmission of impact noise through the floor, walls or ceiling of these multipurpose room(s).
2. Space for preparation and storage of infant formula shall be provided within the unit or other convenient location. Provisions shall be made for continuation of special formula that may have been prescribed for the infant prior to admission or readmission.
3. Patient toilet room(s) with handwashing stations in each room, in addition to those serving bed areas, shall be conveniently located to multipurpose room(s) and to each central bathing facility.
4. Storage closets or cabinets for toys and educational and recreational equipment shall be provided.
5. Storage space shall be provided to permit exchange of cribs and adult beds. Provisions shall also be made for storage of equipment and supplies (including cots or recliners, extra linen, etc.) for parents who stay with the patient overnight.
6. A least one airborne infection isolation room shall be provided in each pediatric unit. The total number of infection isolation rooms shall be determined by an infection prevention and control risk assessment. Airborne infection isolation room(s) shall comply with the requirements of item C. of Section 44, Physical Accommodations (Adult Medical, Surgical, Communicable or Pulmonary Disease).
7. Separate clean and soiled workrooms or holding rooms shall be provided as described in Section 44 B.8 and B.9, Physical Accommodations (Adult Medical, Surgical, Communicable or Pulmonary Disease).


Amended Jan. 1, 2016.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-47, AR ADC 007.05.10-47
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