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This group shall include buildings and structures occupied by more than six clients of any age who receive custodial care for fewer than 24 hours per day by persons other than parents or guardians, relatives by blood, marriage or adoption, and in a place other than the home of the clients cared for. This group shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
A child day care
facility that provides care for more than six
but no more than 100 children under 2 years of age,
where the rooms
in which the children are cared for are located on a level of exit
discharge serving such rooms
and each of these child care rooms
has an exit
door directly to the exterior, shall be classified as Group E
See Section 452.1.4 for daycares located above or below the first story.
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for. This group shall include, but not be limited to, the following: Adult day care Child day care ...
point in a Group I-2 or I-2.1 occupancy sleeping room, not located in a care suite, and an exit access door in that room shall be not greater than 50 feet (15 240 mm). Care suites in Group I-2 or I-2.1 shall comply with Sections 407.4.4.1 through 407.4.4.4 and either Section 407.4.4.5 or 407.4.4.6. Exit access from all other portions of a building not classified as a care suite shall not pass through a care suite. In a care suite required to have more than one exit, one exit access is permitted to pass through an adjacent care suite provided all of the other requirements of Sections 407.4 and 1016.2 are satisfied. Care suites shall be separated from other portions of the building, including other care suites, by not less than a one-hour fire barrier complying with Section 707. Each suite of rooms shall be separated from the remainder of the building by not less than a one-hour fire barrier. Movement from habitable rooms shall be in accordance with Sections 407.4.4.3.1, 407.4.4.3.2 and 407.4.4.5.3. Any sleeping room, or any care suite that contains sleeping rooms, of more than 1,000 square feet (93 m 2 ) shall have no fewer than two exit access doors from the care suite located in accordance with Section 1007. The travel distance between any point in a care suite containing sleeping rooms and an exit access door from that care suite shall be not greater than 100 feet (30 480 mm). Areas not containing sleeping rooms, but only treatment areas and the associated rooms, spaces or circulation space, shall be permitted to be grouped into care suites and shall conform to the limitations in Sections 407.4.4.6.1 and 407.4.4.6.2. Care suites of rooms, other than sleeping rooms, shall have an area not greater than 10,000 square feet ( 929 m 2 ). Any room or care suite, other than sleeping rooms, with an area of more than 2,500 square feet (232 m 2 ) shall have no fewer than two exit access doors from the room or care suite located in accordance with Section 1007.1. At least two means of egress shall be provided from each smoke compartment created by smoke barriers. Means of egress may pass through adjacent compartments provided it does not return through the smoke compartment from which means of egress originated. Horizontal assemblies supporting smoke barriers required by this section shall be designed to resist the movement of smoke. Elevator lobbies shall be in accordance with Section 3006.2. A fire alarm system shall be provided in accordance with Section 907.2.6. Grounds are permitted to be fenced and gates therein are permitted to be equipped with locks, provided that safe dispersal areas having 30 net square feet (2.8 m 2 ) for bed and stretcher care recipients and 6 net square feet (0.56 m 2 ) for ambulatory care recipients and other occupants are located between the building and the fence. Such provided safe dispersal areas shall be located not less than 50 feet (15 240 mm) from the building they serve. Each safe dispersal area shall have a minimum of two exits. The aggregate clear width of exits from a safe dispersal area shall be determined on the basis of not less than one exit unit of 22 inches (559 mm) for each 500 persons to be accommodated, and no exit shall be less than 44 inches (1118 mm) in width. Gates shall not be installed across corridors or passageways leading to such dispersal areas unless they comply with egress requirements. Keys to gate locks shall be provided in accordance with the California Fire Code . In Group I-2 occupancies, rooms or spaces that contain a cooking facility with domestic cooking appliances shall be permitted in fully sprinklered buildings where all of the following criteria are met: 1. The number of care recipients housed in the smoke compartment is not greater than 30. 2. The number of care recipients served by the cooking facility is not greater than 30. 3. Only one cooking facility area is permitted in a smoke compartment. 4. The types of domestic cooking appliances permitted are limited to ovens, cooktops, ranges, warmers and microwaves. 5. A domestic cooking range hood installed and constructed in accordance with the California Mechanical Code is provided over the cooktop or range. 6. A portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in accordance with Section 906 of the California Fire Code . Spaces for doctors’ and nurses’ charting, communications and related clerical areas shall be permitted to be open to, or located within the corridor, provided the required construction along the perimeter of the corridor is maintained. Construction of nurses’ stations or portions of nurses’ stations, within the envelope of the corridor is not required to be fire-resistive rated. Nurses’ stations in new and existing facilities see the California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 1, Article 3, Section 3.11(d) for storage and equipment requirements. In detention or secure mental health facilities, the provisions above applies to enclosed nurses’ stations within the corridor. Every facility as specified herein wherein more than six clients or patients are housed or cared for on the premises on a 24-hour perday-basis shall have installed and maintained in an operable condition in every building or portion thereof where clients or patients are housed, an automatic sprinkler system of a type approved by the state fire marshal. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to every person, firm or corporation establishing, maintaining or operating a hospital, children’s home, children’s nursery or institution, or a home or institution for the care of aged or persons with dementia or other cognitive impairments, or any institution for persons with mental illness or persons with developmental disabilities and any nursing or convalescent home, and to any state-owned or state-occupied building used for any of the types of facilities specified herein. Exceptions: This section shall not apply to homes or institutions for the 24-hour-per-day care ...
CENTER. CHILD OR CHILDREN. CHRONICALLY ILL. CONGREGATE LIVING HEALTH FACILITY (CLHF). CONGREGATE RESIDENCE. DAY CARE. DAY-CARE HOME, FAMILY. DAY-CARE HOME, LARGE FAMILY. DAY-CARE HOME, SMALL FAMILY. DORMITORY. FULL-TIME CARE. GROUP HOME. GUEST ROOM. INFANT. LODGING HOUSE. NONAMBULATORY PERSONS. PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, PROFOUNDLY OR SEVERELY. RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL (RCF/CI). RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR THE ELDERLY (RCFE). RESIDENTIAL FACILITY (RF). TERMINALLY ILL. TRANSIENT. Residential occupancies containing sleeping units where the occupants are primarily transient in nature, including: Boarding houses (transient) with more than 10 occupants Congregate residents (transient) with more than 10 occupants Hotels (transient) Motels (transient) [HCD 1] Efficiency dwelling units (transient) Residential Group R-2.1 occupancies shall include buildings, structures or parts thereof housing clients, on a 24-hour basis, who because of age, mental disability or other reasons, live in a supervised residential environment that provides personal care services. This occupancy may contain more than six nonambulatory and/or bedridden clients. (See Section 435 Special Provisions for Licensed 24-Hour Care Facilities in a Group R-2.1, R-3.1 or R-4 Occupancy). This group shall include, but not be limited to, the following: Assisted living facilities such as: Residential care facilities, Residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), Adult residential facilities, Congregate living health facilities, Group homes, Residential care facilities for the chronically ill, Congregate living health facilities for the terminally ill. Social rehabilitation facilities such as: Halfway houses, Community correctional centers, Community correction reentry centers, Community treatment programs, Work furlough programs, Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. Residential Group R-3 occupancies where the occupants are primarily permanent in nature and not classified as Group R-1, R-2, R-2.1, R-3.1, R-4 or I, including: Buildings that do not contain more than two dwelling units Boarding houses (nontransient) with 16 or fewer occupants Boarding houses (transient) with 10 or fewer occupants Congregate residences (nontransient) with 16 or fewer occupants Congregate residences (transient) with 10 or fewer occupants [HCD 1] Efficiency dwelling units Adult care facilities that provide accommodations for six or fewer clients of any age for less than 24 hours. Licensing categories that may use this classification include Adult Day Programs. Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery homes (ambulatory only) Child care facilities that provide accommodations for six or fewer clients of any age for less than 24 hours. Licensing categories that may use this classification include, but are not limited to: Day-Care Center for Mildly Ill Children, Infant Care Center, School Age Child Day-Care Center. Family Day-Care Homes that provide accommodations for 14 or fewer children, in the provider’s own home for less than 24-hours. Foster family homes (ambulatory only) Adult care and child care facilities that are within a single family home are permitted to comply with the California Residential Code. Lodging houses with five or fewer guest rooms This occupancy group may include facilities licensed by a governmental agency for a residentially based 24-hour care facility providing accommodations for six or fewer clients of any age. Clients may be classified as ambulatory, nonambulatory or bedridden. A Group R-3.1 occupancy shall meet the requirements for construction as defined for Group R-3, except as otherwise provided for in Section 435 Special Provisions For Licensed 24-Hour Care Facilities in a Group R-2.1, R-3.1 or R-4 Occupancy. This group may include: Adult residential facilities Congregate living health facilities Foster family homes Group homes Intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled habilitative Intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled nursing Nurseries for the full-time care of children under the age of six, but not including “infants” as defined in Section 310 Residential care facilities for the elderly Small family homes and residential care facilities for the chronically ill Exception: Group Homes licensed by the Department of Social Services which provide nonmedical board, room and care for six or fewer ambulatory children or children two years of age or younger, and which do not have any nonambulatory clients shall not be subject to regulations found in Section 435. Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 13143 with respect to these exempted facilities, no city, county or public district shall adopt or enforce any requirement for the prevention of fire or for the protection of life and property against fire and panic unless the requirement would be applicable to a structure regardless of the special occupancy. Nothing shall restrict the application of state or local housing standards to such facilities if the standards are applicable to residential occupancies and are not based on the use of the structure as a facility for ambulatory children. For the purpose of this exception, ambulatory children does not include relatives of the licensee or the licensee’s spouse. Residential Group R includes, among others, the use of a building or structure, or a portion thereof, for sleeping purposes when not classified as an Institutional Group ...
as an Institutional Group I. Residential occupancies shall include the following: R-3 Residential occupancies where the occupants are primarily permanent in nature and not classified as Group R-1, R-2, R-2.1, R-3.1, R-4 or I, including: Buildings that do not contain more than two dwelling units. Townhouses not more than three stories above grade in height with a separate means of egress. Adult facilities that provide accommodations for six or fewer persons of any age for less than 24-hours. Licensing categories that may use this classification include, but are not limited to: Adult Day Programs. Child care facilities ...
educational, supervision or personal care services for fewer than 24 hours per day. Exception: [SFM] A Day-care facility not otherwise classified ...