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The nursing facility must have available, at all times, a quantity of linen essential for the proper care and comfort of residents.


Linens must be handled, stored, and processed to control the spread of infection.


While contaminated laundry and fabrics may contain pathogens, the risk of disease transmission during the laundry process is low.


Contaminated textiles and fabrics often contain high numbers of microorganisms from body substances, including blood, skin, stool, urine, vomitus, and other body tissues and fluids.