10.07.02.50

.50 Body-Holding Room.

A. Body-Holding Room — New Construction and Existing Nursing Home.

(1) A body-holding room shall be equipped with ventilation by mechanical means at the same rate and specifications as designed for soiled linen sorting and storage areas.

(2) A nursing home shall develop and implement a method for body-holding that minimizes the psychological effects on other residents.

B. Body-Holding Room — New Construction. A body-holding room shall be located to facilitate quiet and unobtrusive ingress and egress of bodies, convenient to the elevator and with an isolated exit.

C. Body-Holding Room — Existing Nursing Home. If a body-holding room is not provided, a holding area shall be designated that approximates the above conditions.