10.07.14.55

.55 Telephones.

A. An assisted living program with a licensed capacity of one to eight beds shall provide:

(1) At least one land line telephone for common use; and

(2) A posting next to the telephone that contains the telephone numbers for the local police department, fire department, and relief personnel.

B. An assisted living program with a licensed capacity of nine to 16 beds shall provide at least one common-use telephone. If there are nine or more residents that do not have private telephones in their own rooms, the assisted living program shall provide a second common-use telephone.

C. An assisted living program with a licensed capacity of 17 or more beds shall provide:

(1) Wiring in each resident's room that would allow a resident to use the resident's own private telephone; and

(2) An adequate number of telephone lines and common-use telephones to accommodate those residents who do not have private telephones installed in their rooms.