10.22.02.12

.12 Health and Safety Requirements.

A. To obtain and maintain licensure, a licensee shall ensure that any licensed home or site in which the licensee provides services to individuals:

(1) Meets local zoning requirements, except as otherwise set forth in Health-General Article, §7-603, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) Meets local and State building requirements;

(3) Meets applicable life safety requirements;

(4) Is free from safety and health hazards; and

(5) Is in good repair.

B. A licensee shall ensure that any licensed home or site in which the licensee provides services is free from fire hazards and has the following minimum fire safety protections:

(1) Adequate smoke detectors;

(2) Working and updated fire extinguishers; and

(3) A written fire evacuation plan, as required by Regulation .10A(17) of this chapter.

C. A licensee shall ensure that any licensed home or site in which the licensee provides services to individuals maintains its water temperature at a maximum of 110F, unless:

(1) Each individual living in the home or receiving services at the site is capable of regulating water temperature safely; and

(2) There is documentation of the capability required in §C(1) of this regulation in each individual's IP.

D. In order to ensure the health and safety of individuals who require staff assistance in the administration of medication, the licensee shall:

(1) Require that all medication be administered in accordance with the Administration's curriculum on medication training;

(2) Provide oral, solid medications in a unit dose package unless an individual's IP indicates that this is not required;

(3) Provide medication for an individual who is absent from a program in a separate, pharmaceutically prepared package that is easily identified by the individual administering the medication; and

(4) Request, from the pharmacy, computer-generated medication administration records, treatment administration records, and physician medication order forms.