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Jenny Albertson, NHA

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs


Our flexible use/storage of ABHR is ending May 11th with the PHE.

This includes restricting access by certain patient/resident population to prevent accidental ingestion. Due to the increased fire risk for bulk containers (over 5 gallons) those will need to be stored in a protected hazardous materials area [§483.90(a)(4) for SNF/NFs].  CDC Summary Reference

  • Distance from ignition sources: One-inch distance (horizontal or vertical) above, to the side, or beneath an ignition source.
  • Horizontal spacing: not less than 48 inches apart.
  • Maximum quantity allowed in-use: Ten gallons (37.8 L) in-use outside of a storage cabinet within a single smoke compartment.
  • Maximum dispenser fluid capacity: 2 liters (41 ounces, 0.32 gal) for dispensers in rooms, corridors, and areas open to corridors.  2.0 liters (67 ounces, 0.53 gal) for dispensers in suites of rooms separated from corridors.