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Space shall be provided for patients to change from street clothing into patient gowns and to prepare for surgery.
  1. This changing area shall be permitted to consist of private holding room(s) or cubicle(s) and/or a separate changing area.
  2. Patient care station(s) in the pre- and postoperative patient care area shall be permitted to serve this function.
Where a separate changing area is provided, it shall include the following:
  1. Provisions for secure storage of patients' belongings
  2. Access to toilet(s) without passing through a public space
  3. Space for changing or gowning

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