The 2018 edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction has published the requirements for outpatient facilities separately with the goal of making the requirements flexible to address a variety of projects types, from small clinics or doctor’s offices to tenant improvements in larger buildings to large medical office buildings with multiple clinical services. This session will address the substantively revised text and new language, including applying the guidelines to facility types not included in the document.
Discuss core differences in the approach to designing hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential long-term care facilities.
Apply common element requirements to support the delivery of care in outpatient facilities, such as a provision of imaging facilities and operating and procedure rooms in a doctor’s office as well as in surgery and endoscopy centers.
Explain how to find and apply design requirements for outpatient facility types that do not have specific requirements in the Outpatient Guidelines document.
Take advantage of the flexibility provided in the outpatient guidelines when designing very small or tenant improvement project.