10.12.04.41

.41 Safety.

A. Fire Safety. The center shall comply with the provisions of:

(1) COMAR 20.06.01;

(2) NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, which is incorporated by reference in COMAR 29.06.01.06; and

(3) All other applicable federal, State, and local fire codes and regulations.

B. A center that is located within a licensed nursing home or hospital shall meet the applicable requirements of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.

C. The center shall ensure that a floor plan with evacuation routes from the center is posted in each separate space, room, and corridor of the center.

D. The center shall have at least two well-identified exits. Stairs, ramps, and interior floors shall have nonslip surfaces. Handrails shall be installed on all interior and exterior stairs and ramps. Stairways and hallways shall be well lit and kept free of obstructions.

E. The center shall ensure that drugs, cleaning agents, chemicals, pesticides, and other poisonous products are secured for the safety of the participants, staff, and visitors.