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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1A. STRUCTURE OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 2B. AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3. AIR QUALITY CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3A. ALARMS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 5. ANIMAL CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 8. BUILDINGS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 8A. CABLE COMMUNICATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 10B. COMMON OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11. CONSUMER PROTECTION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11A. CONDOMINIUMS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11B. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 13. DETENTION CENTERS AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 15. EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 16. ELECTIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 17. ELECTRICITY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 18A. ENERGY POLICY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 19. EROSION, SEDIMENT CONTROL AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 19A. ETHICS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 20 FINANCE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 21 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 22. FIRE SAFETY CODE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 22A. FOREST CONSERVATION - TREES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 23A. GROUP HOMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24. HEALTH AND SANITATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24A. HISTORIC RESOURCES PRESERVATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24B. HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25. HOSPITALS, SANITARIUMS, NURSING AND CARE HOMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25A. HOUSING, MODERATELY PRICED - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25B. HOUSING POLICY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 26. HOUSING AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE STANDARDS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27. HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27A. INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 29. LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 30. LICENSING AND REGULATIONS GENERALLY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 30C. MOTOR VEHICLE TOWING AND IMMOBILIZATION ON PRIVATE PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31A. MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR AND TOWING REGISTRATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31B. NOISE CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31C. NEW HOME WARRANTY AND BUILDER LICENSING - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 33. PERSONNEL AND HUMAN RESOURCES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 33B. PESTICIDES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 35. POLICE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 36. POND SAFETY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 38A. RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 40. REAL PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 41. RECREATION AND RECREATION FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 41A. RENTAL ASSISTANCE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 42A. RIDESHARING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 44. SCHOOLS AND CAMPS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 44A. SECONDHAND PERSONAL PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 45. SEWERS, SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND DRAINAGE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 47. VENDORS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 48. SOLID WASTES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 49. STREETS AND ROADS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 50. SUBDIVISION OF LAND - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 51 SWIMMING POOLS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 51A. TANNING FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 52. TAXATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 53. TAXICABS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 53A. TENANT DISPLACEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 54. TRANSIENT LODGING FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 55. TREE CANOPY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 56. URBAN RENEWAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 56A. VIDEO GAMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 57. WEAPONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 59. ZONING - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 60. SILVER SPRING, BETHESDA, WHEATON AND MONTGOMERY HILLS PARKING LOT DISTRICTS - REGULATIONS
MISCELLANEOUS MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGULATIONS
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Sec. 25-50. Facilities and equipment for patient care.
   (a)   Space requirements.
      (1)   Cleaning and Storage of Nursing Supplies and Equipment. There shall be adequate space and facilities for the proper cleaning and storage of nursing supplies and equipment. This space shall be removed from patient contacts and kept stocked and in order so that the contents are easily available for use by the nurse or attending staff. Care homes having five (5) beds or less are excepted from this requirement.
      (2)   Storage and Preparation of Medicines. Suitable provisions shall be made for the storage and preparation of medicines. Care homes having five (5) beds or less are excepted from this requirement.
   (b)   Equipment and supplies for bedside care. There shall be sufficient equipment for nursing care according to the type of patient. The following is not a complete list of nursing equipment needed for the care of patients, the aim, rather, has been to include certain minimum essentials and point out special precautions which shall be taken in their use.
      (1)   Linen.
         a.   The following articles of linen are required for the treatment or care of the patient and to keep the bed in a comfortable and sanitary condition:
               Large sheets
               Draw sheets*
               Pillow slips
               Bedspreads
               Bath towels
               Face towels
               Bath blankets*
               Wash cloths
               Bedpan covers*
               Mattress covers
               Hot water bottle covers*
               Ice cap covers*
               Bath mats
            *Care homes with five (5) beds or less are excepted.
         b.   Individual towels and wash cloths shall be provided for each patient.
         c.   Bedpan covers shall not be used interchangeably.
      (2)   Utensils and Other Supplies Needed.
         a.   There shall be individual wash basins, mouth wash cups and drinking glasses for each patient.
         b.   In addition to the above articles there shall be the following articles for general use*:
               Mouth thermometers
               Rectal thermometers
               Hypodermic syringes and needles
               Bath thermometers
               Hot water bottles
               Ice caps
               Enema apparatus
               Douche apparatus
               Scales
               Urinals
               Bedpans
               Rubber sheeting
               Rectal tubes
               Catheters
               First aid dressings
               Tongue depressors
               Applicators
               Rubber rings
               Side boards for beds
               Wheelchairs
               Curved basins
               Clinical medicine glasses
               Covered water pitchers
            *Care homes having five (5) beds or less are excepted from this requirement.
         c.   Hot water bags shall be covered before placing in beds or on a patient. The greatest care shall be exercised in their use to see that water is not too hot and bags are not leaking. The water shall not be over one hundred twenty (120) degrees Fahrenheit.
         d.   A bath thermometer shall be used to test water.
         e.   Electric heating pads shall not be used.
   (c)      Restraints.
      (1)   When Permitted. Restraints shall be applied only as an essential measure to prevent the patient from harming himself or others, after alternative measures have been proven unsuccessful.
      (2)   Physician's Order-Required. There shall be a written order signed by a physician approving the use of restraints either at the time they are applied to the patient, or in case of emergency, as soon as possible and not more than twenty-four (24) hours after they have been applied by the person in charge of the institution.
      (3)   Same-Time Limitation; Additional Orders. The physician's order for restraint shall not extend beyond twenty-four (24) hours. If restraint is required beyond this period the physician's order shall be written at twenty-four-hour intervals.
      (4)   Form. The form of restraint used shall not cause injury to patients.
      (5)   Locking Doors-Generally. Patients shall not be kept behind locked doors, that is, doors which patients cannot open, unless a patient becomes too difficult to manage, in which case the room shall be located on the first floor and the door shall not be locked with a key.
      (6)   Same-By Patients. Patients shall not be permitted to lock doors to their rooms.
   (d)   Handling and storage of medicines.
      (1)   Generally. All medicines and stimulants shall be plainly labeled and stored in a specially designated, well-illuminated locked medicine cabinet, closet or storeroom and be accessible only to nursing personnel. The medicine cabinet or closet shall be located near running water to facilitate the preparation of doses.
      (2)   Narcotics, etc. Narcotics, sedatives and other dangerous drugs shall be securely locked and accessible only to the nurse in charge.
      (3)   Old Medications. Old medications including prescriptions for patients who have left the institution shall be discarded.
   (e)   Handwashing facilities. There shall be adequate handwashing facilities with soap and a sufficient supply of linen or paper towels so that a fresh towel can be used for every handwashing. The use of a common towel is prohibited. (Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 89-48.)