A. An assisted living program may not use space heaters unless approved by the State or local fire authorities.
B. Minimum Temperature. The facility shall have a system that provides in areas used by residents a minimum temperature of 70°F in cold weather and a maximum temperature of 80°F in hot weather.
C. Temperature Control.
(1) An assisted living program with a licensed capacity of one to eight beds shall provide at least one thermostat per building.
(2) An assisted living program with a licensed capacity of nine or more beds shall provide for each resident's room:
(a) A thermostat; or
(b) An approved mechanical device for modulating a room's temperature, such as adjustable vanes in a hot air vent.
D. An assisted living program shall:
(1) Ensure that all rooms and areas have sufficient ventilation to prevent excessive heat, steam, condensation, smoke, and other noxious odors; and
(2) Provide forced mechanical exhaust ventilation or an approved equivalent for:
(a) All bathing compartments;
(b) Toilet rooms;
(c) Any area used for toileting;
(d) Soiled utility rooms;
(e) Designated smoking rooms; and
(f) Other rooms, as determined by the Department.