Walk through NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and the specific implications for designers to comply with the code as recently adopted by CMS. NFPA 99 has become a risk-based document and is applicable to many health care facilities. Compliance now requires a multidisciplinary group. Design teams will have to fully understand the effects of these decisions. This session will point out the specific provisions of which every architect and engineer needs to be aware.
Describe the regulatory path and the need to follow the Health Care Facilities Code.
Compare the new document requirements with previous editions of the code.
Define the four risk categories applicable to health care projects.
Explore the design implications of the risk determinations.
BS, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE,
Director of Plant Operations and Security,
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy,
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
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3/16/17 4:28 pm
From an interior designers view point this was an interesting discussion of the NFPA 99 codes. HC facilities are always challenging re. understanding of the HC codes.