118.104.22.168.3 Clean Utility
A clean utility or clean holding room for storage and distribution of clean supply materials shall be provided. If the room is used for preparing patient care items, it shall contain a work counter, a handwashing fixture, and storage facilities for clean and sterile supplies. If the room is used only for storage and holding as a part of a system for distribution of clean and sterile supply materials, the work counter and handwashing fixture requirements may be omitted. The minimum size of the room shall be 15 square feet (1.39 m2) with 1 square foot (0.092 m2) of additional space provided per patient for over 15 patients and may be allocated among several clean utility or clean holding rooms or closets.