TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER b: HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
PART 205 AMBULATORY SURGICAL TREATMENT CENTER LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 205.1620 PLUMBING FIXTURES


 

Section 205.1620 Plumbing Fixtures

 

a) Plumbing fixtures shall be of nonabsorptive acid-resistant materials.

 

b) The water supply spout, for lavatories and sinks required for filling pitchers, for medical and nursing staff handwashing, shall be mounted so that its discharge point is a minimum perpendicular distance of 5 inches above the rim of the fixture.

 

c) All fixtures for use by medical and nursing staff shall be trimmed with valves which can be operated without the use of hands.

 

1) When blade handles are used for this purpose, the blade handles shall not exceed 4 inches in length.

 

2) The scrub sinks for surgery shall be trimmed with valves which are aseptically operated (i.e., knee or foot or elbow actuated) without the use of hands. Wrist blade handles are not acceptable.

 

(Source: Amended at 6 Ill. Reg. 6220, effective May 17, 1982)