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What’s New for 2017

SINGLE OCCUPANT TOILET FACILITIES

MUST BE ALL-GENDER AS OF MARCH 1, 2017

 

A new California law, Health and Safety Code section 118600, requires that business establishments, places of public accommodation, and state or local government agencies must designate their single-user toilet facilities as all-gender facilities. The law provides that such facilities are those that are designated for use by a single occupant or for family or assisted use.

This statute goes into effect on March 1, 2017. There are specific requirements for the identifying signage for unisex toilets in Chapter 11B, section 213.2.1-.3 of the California Building Code, which are currently being revised.

Nothing in the statute requires a business that does not already have them to create single occupant toilet facilities.

For more information, please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Helena Kobrin

December 7, 2016