1226.11 Alternative Birthing Clinics
Lighting capable of 1076 lux (100 footcandles) at working surfaces shall be provided. Dimmer switches may be used.
Each birthing room shall have immediate access to a clean-up room with a hand-washing station and work space which is separate from any sterilizing facilities. The clean-up room shall provide 24 square feet (2.23 m2) per birthing room up to eight rooms, with no dimensions less than 6 feet (1829 mm).
Each facility shall have equipment to provide ice for treatments and nourishment. Ice-making equipment shall be permitted in the clean utility or the nourishment room/area. Ice intended for human consumption shall be provided in the nourishment station and shall be served from self-dispensing ice-makers.
When provided, oxygen and suction capabilities may be portable or piped.