TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 370 COMMUNITY LIVING FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 370.2240 SITE
Section 370.2240 Site
a) The facility shall be located on a reasonably flat or rolling, well drained site that is not subject to flooding and reasonably free from sources of excessive noise, noxious or hazardous smoke or fumes. The facility shall not be located in deteriorated, unpleasant, or potentially hazardous area; nor near uncontrolled sources of insect and rodent breeding.
b) The facility shall be located so that the building or buildings can comply with all applicable local zoning ordinances, building restrictions and fire safety requirements. The Department may impose requirements if the proposed locations of the building or buildings on the site would result in a hazard to, or be detrimental to the health, welfare, or safety of the residents in the facility.
c) The facility shall be located in a community which can provide the necessary supportive services for the home such as physicians' services, medical facilities, public utilities, or other acceptable substitutes; and be located on a well-maintained, all-weather road.
d) The facility shall be located in a section of the community conveniently accessible to reach public transportation, parks, churches, shopping and other community resources, which will be beneficial in the residents' training program toward independent living.
e) The facility shall be served by a potable water supply with water pressure and volume that is acceptable to this Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
f) The distance from the fire station, the accessibility of the facility, and capability of the fire department must be approved in writing by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
g) The facility shall have at least one (1) municipal or private fire hydrant, located within three hundred (300) feet of every point on the perimeter of the building and satisfactory for use by the equipment of the fire department serving the building, or have an acceptable equivalent. Additional hydrants may be required, if needed, to properly protect the residents from fire hazards. Evaluation and written approval must be obtained from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.