LAVATORY INSTALLED OUTSIDE OF A BATHROOM
The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters (“Board”) has voted to interpret the language of 248 CMR 10.03 Definitions stating:
Bathroom (Residential). A room equipped with a bathtub or shower stall, toilet and a lavatory basin or any combination thereof.
The Board interprets that Hotels, Motels and Dwellings may have a lavatory installed just outside of the bathroom.
105 CMR (Department of Public Health) only requires a lavatory be installed in the same area for Hotels, Motels and Dwellings. For all commercial, industrial establishments and places of assembly, lavatories must be installed in the same room.