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The psychiatric rehabilitation activities service space may be centralized for common use or may be located in each nursing unit in response to the Patient Safety Risk Assessment. The following areas are required in the psychiatric rehabilitation activities service space:
1228.13.1 Patient Care Areas
1228.13.1.1 Indoor Activity Rooms
  1. At least two separate activity rooms, one appropriate for group recreation and one for quiet activities to serve as a patient lounge, shall be provided.
  2. Space requirements. The combined area of these rooms shall have a minimum of 25 square feet (2.32 m2) per patient bed, with at least 120 square feet (11.15 m2) of clear floor area for each of the two spaces.
1228.13.1.2 Outdoor Activity Area
An outdoor activity area shall be provided. Outdoor areas shall meet the following requirements:
  1. Fences and walls shall be designed to:
    1. Be installed with tamper-resistant hardware.
    2. Have a minimum height of 10 feet (3048 mm) above the outdoor area elevation.
    3. Be anchored and constructed to withstand the body force of a 350-pound (158-kg) person.
  2. If provided, gates or doors in the fence or wall shall:
    1. Swing away from the outdoor activity area.
    2. Have the hinge installed on the outside of the outdoor activity area.
    3. Be provided with a locking mechanism that has been coordinated with egress requirements of Section 1004.5, Outdoor areas.
  3. Lights shall not be accessible to patients. Lighting in the outdoor activity area shall not be pole mounted.
  4. If provided, security cameras shall not be accessible to patients and cameras shall view the entire outdoor activity area.
  5. If provided, furniture shall be secured from movement. Furniture shall not be placed in locations where it can be used to climb the fence or wall.
1228.13.1.3 General Support Areas
  1. Space for staff conferences, patient evaluation and progress reports.
    1. Staff conference room. A conference and treatment planning room shall be provided.
    2. Office space separate from the activities area.
  2. Where outpatients are treated, there shall be a waiting area compliant with the requirements of Section 1228.4.5.
1228.13.2 Physical Therapy Service Space
The physical therapy service space shall comply with Section 1224.35.2.
1228.13.3 Occupational Therapy Service Space
The occupational therapy service space shall comply with Section 1224.35.3, Items 1, 2 and 3.
1228.13.4 Speech Pathology and/or Audiology Service Space
The speech pathology service space shall comply with Section 1224.35.4.

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