TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 370 COMMUNITY LIVING FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 370.2640 SITE
Section 370.2640 Site
a) Each facility shall comply with all applicable zoning ordinance and be located on a reasonably flat or rolling, well-drained site that is: not subject to flooding; reasonably free from sources of excessive noise, noxious or hazardous smoke or fumes. The facility shall not be located in a deteriorated, unpleasant, or potentially hazardous area; nor near uncontrolled sources of insect and rodent breeding.
b) Each facility shall be located in or near a community which can provide the necessary supportive services for the facility such as physicians' services, medical facilities, public utilities, or other acceptable substitutes; and be located on a well-maintained, all-weather road.
c) Each 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.
d) Each facility shall be served by a potable water supply with water pressure and volume that is acceptable to this Department.
e) 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.
f) Each facility shall have at least one (1) municipal or private fire hydrant, located within three hundred (300) feet 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.