.31 Laundry.

A. The hospice house shall furnish laundry service, either on-site or off-site.

B. The hospice house shall ensure that the laundry is:

(1) Adequate to meet the needs of the patients;

(2) Processed and handled in a manner to prevent the spread of infection; and

(3) Adequately sanitized by the use of sufficient hot water or appropriate chemical representatives, or a combination of both.

C. The hospice house shall ensure that patient and facility laundry is washed and dried separately.

D. Unless otherwise agreed by the program and the patient, dry cleaning services are not considered part of laundry services in this regulation.