10.07.14.51

.51 Illumination.

A. Resident's Room.

(1) An assisted living program shall ensure that a resident's room:

(a) Is lighted by an outside window that:

(i) Contains a glass surface; and

(ii) Has square footage at least equal to 10 percent of the room's required floor area;

(b) Has a minimum of 60 wattage or the equivalent of artificial light provided for reading; and

(c) Is provided with additional artificial light as required for other uses, such as night lights to enable residents to get to the bathroom at night.

(2) An assisted living program shall provide additional lighting or wattage upon reasonable request by the resident or the resident's legal representative.

B. Common Use Areas. An assisted living program shall ensure that common use areas, such as entrances, hallways, inclines, ramps, cellars, attics, storerooms, kitchens, and laundries, have sufficient artificial lighting to prevent accidents and promote efficient service.

C. The assisted living program shall provide sufficient light to meet the resident's needs.