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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels

12VAC5-431-350. Bed spacing requirements.

A. Bed arrangements of lodging units shall provide not less than 24 inches clear space between each bed, cot, or bunk.

B. No lodging unit shall contain more than two tiers of beds. When two tiers are used, there shall be at least:

1. Three feet of clear vertical space between tiers of beds and between the top tier and ceiling; and

2. Four feet of space between tiered beds.

C. There shall be sufficient space between the floor and the underside of the beds to facilitate easy cleaning. In lieu of such space, the bed shall have a continuous base or shall be on rollers.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002.

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