CMS’s adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code incorporated the inclusion of the 2008 edition of ASHRAE Standard 170 but including only addenda a through d. This presentation will cover the effect of the adoption of these specific addenda and those that were not adopted. Understanding these regulations will help designers and facility managers properly apply ASHREA Standard 170 and avoid accreditation issues.
Identify specific addenda recognized by CMS.
Recognize which addenda not included and are potential accreditation pitfalls.
Acquire design and operational strategies to avoid these potential pitfalls.
Gain sufficient knowledge to be able to discuss technical advantages with designers, AHJs, and surveyors.