A new California law went in to effect on March 1, 2017, that requires facilities with “single use bathrooms” make those facilities gender neutral.  Basically, if you have bathrooms at any of your properties that one person can go in and lock the door, you need to change the door sign to indicate it is an “all-gender” bathroom.

The bill that created this state law was Assembly Bill 1732 (Ting, Chapter 818, Statutes of 2016) which Governor Brown signed into law on September 29, 2016.  It created Health and Safety Code Section 118600, relating to the identification of single-user toilet facilities as all-gender toilet facilities.

Click here to view the compliance guidance from the Division of the State Architect that will give your facilities staff more technical direction.

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