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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels
4/17/2024

12VAC5-431-360. Toilet, lavatory, and bath facilities requirements.

A. The required number of sanitary fixtures shall be in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

B. Toilets, lavatories and bath facilities shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and maintained in good repair.

C. The location and use of all public toilet and bath facilities shall be clearly indicated by appropriate signs.

D. Toilet, lavatory, and bath facilities for hotel patrons located in private homes shall be separate from toilet and bath facilities utilized by the owner or operator of said hotel.

E. All lavatories, bathtubs, and showers shall be provided with hot and cold water, except where otherwise specifically exempted by the department.

F. Toilet and bath facilities shall have:

1. Floors that are finished with a material that is smooth, easily cleanable, impervious to water, and coved to a height of four inches. The use of carpet is prohibited.

2. Shower compartments with walls that are in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. An effective water-tight joint between the wall and the floor shall be maintained.

3. Interior finishes that are smooth, easily cleanable, and impervious to water.

4. Where rubber or impervious mats are used, such mats clean and dry between usages.

5. Bathtub and shower stall floors that are finished with nonslip, impervious surfaces or provided with nonslip impervious bath mats.

6. Where glass bath or glass shower doors are used, such doors made of safety glass.

7. Toilet tissue, soap, towels, and a waste receptacle provided.

G. All plumbing installations shall be in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

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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