Community Services Programs

Mental Health Agency Licensing Standards; Social Clubs Standards - Health and Safety

SC.29
The social club complies with all applicable health codes.

SC.29.A.
There are no substantiated health code violations.

SC.29.B.
The social club complies with all health standards in this section.

SC.30
Any social club not using a public water and/or sewer system shall be inspected and approved by the Department of Human Services.

SC.30.A.
Any social club without a public water and/or sewer system shall be able to produce a Sanitary Survey report from the Health Engineering Division of the Department of Human Services.

SC.30.B.
Any social club without public water and/or sewer system will have Sanitary Surveys conducted at least every 3 years per Department of Human Services Engineering Division regulation.

SC.31
The social club has policies and procedures for managing and controlling infections.

SC.31.A.
The social club has documented evidence that they have implemented policies and procedures regarding the management and control of infections.

Interpretive Guideline for SC.31 and SC.31.A
The management and control of infections has become one of the most serious issues for society, in general, to address. The management staff should determine the extent to which their agency, clients, employees, and others are at risk for acquiring and transmitting infections. Based on this determination, the agency should develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures to manage and control the potential for acquiring or transmitting infections.

SC.32
Social clubs shall be inspected by the State Fire Marshal or the Fire Marshal's designee to assure compliance with the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (current edition).

SC.32.A.
Social clubs have biennial letters from the State Fire Marshal or the Fire Marshal's designee assuring compliance with NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and safe occupancy.

SC.33
Quarterly fire drills are conducted and documented for non-residential services and monthly for residential services per NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (current edition).

SC.33.A.
There is documented evidence that the agency is in compliance with fire drill requirements.

Interpretive Guideline for SC.32 through SC.33
Consult the current edition of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code for requirements in each type of occupancy.

SC.34
The agency has a written disaster and evacuation plan specifying procedures for personnel and designating specific tasks and responsibilities.

SC.34.A.
The agency disaster plan addresses a variety of pertinent disasters (e.g., fires, power outages, storms).

SC.34.B.
The disaster plan addresses staff preparedness, including staff requirements and the designation of roles and functions, particularly in terms of capabilities and limitations.

SC.35
There is documented evidence that staff members receive initial and continuing education concerning disaster and evacuation procedures.