Bathroom privileges

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Bathroom privileges (BRP) refers to the rules or the possibility of the use of a restroom for defecation/urination. Most commonly, the term is used in the following settings:

  • In schools the expression means the usage of the bathroom during the lessons. Often this is associated with certain regulations, such as usage of the hall pass or no bathroom privileges for certain periods of time at the beginning and the end of a lesson.
  • As a doctor's prescription, bathroom privileges means the permission and restriction of the usage of the bathroom, due to medical conditions of the patient, e.g., during the bed rest[1] or because of a communicable disease. Another example, the patient may be not allowed to sit or squat on the toilet because of his condition. [2] Still another example is "BRP for bowel movement only".
  • At some types of workplaces, bathroom privileges may refer to formally designated rules of using the restroom, e.g., the number and the duration of the usage of the bathroom.[3]


  1. ^ Despite side effects, bed rest still common for high-risk pregnancy (June 10, 1998)
  2. ^ Galanti | Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
  3. ^ "The agreement covers everything from cigarette breaks to bathroom privileges", — describing a racetrack labor union contract in: T. D. Thornton, (2007)"Not by a Long Shot: A Season at a Hard Luck Horse Track" ISBN 1-58648-449-4