67:42:11:05. Sleeping areas. Group care centers, residential treatment centers, and intensive residential treatment centers must provide a minimum of 50 square feet of floor space for the first client occupying a sleeping area with an additional 30 square feet for each additional client occupying the same sleeping space.
In day care programs where only short naps or rest periods are scheduled, the facility must provide a minimum of 3 feet between each child. The child must be provided with or must bring a pad, blanket, or rug for this purpose. For overnight care, the facility must provide a cot or bed for each child in overnight care. A facility must change the crib sheets between use by different children. Cribs and mattresses must be maintained in good repair. Stackable cribs may not be used. Soft bedding materials that could pose a suffocation hazard may not be used in cribs or playpens. Infants must be placed on their backs for sleeping.
Source: 7 SDR 66, 7 SDR 89, effective July 1, 1981; 13 SDR 197, effective July 1, 1987; 14 SDR 20, effective August 13, 1987; 21 SDR 206, effective June 4, 1995; 27 SDR 63, effective December 31, 2000; 31 SDR 40, effective September 29, 2004; 32 SDR 33, effective August 31, 2005; 39 SDR 220, effective June 27, 2013.
General Authority: SDCL 26-6-16.
Law Implemented: SDCL 26-6-16.
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