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Contents

Preface v

PART ONE

Health Care Facilities, 2002 Edition,

with Commentary 1

 

1 Administration 5

1.1 Scope 7

1.2 Purpose 11

1.3 Application 11

1.4 Equivalency 12

1.5 Units and Formulas 12

1.6 Code Adoption Requirements 13

 

2 Referenced Publications 15

2.1 General 15

2.2 NFPA Publications 15

2.3 Other Publications 16

 

3 Definitions 19

3.1 General 19

3.2 NFPA Official Definitions 19

3.3 General Definitions 20

 

4 Electrical Systems 61

4.1 Applicability 62

4.2 Nature of Hazards 63

4.3 Electrical System Requirements 64

4.4 Essential Electrical System

Requirements—Type 1 83

4.5 Essential Electrical System

Requirements—Type 2 112

4.6 Essential Electrical System

Requirements—Type 3 116

 

5 Gas and Vacuum Systems 119

5.1 Level 1 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems 119

5.2 Level 2 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems 233

5.3 Level 3 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems 235

 

6 Environmental Systems 271

6.1 Applicability 271

6.2 Nature of Hazards 271

6.3 Source 271

6.4 Distribution 271

6.5 Performance Criteria and Testing 277

6.6 Administration 278

 

7 Materials 279

7.1 Applicability 279

7.2 Nature of Hazards 279

7.3 Source (Reserved) 280

7.4 Distribution (Reserved) 280

7.5 Performance Criteria and

Testing (Reserved) 280

7.6 Administration (Reserved) 280

 

8 Electrical Equipment 281

8.1 Applicability 282

8.2 Nature of Hazards 283

8.3 Electrical System 284

8.4 Performance Criteria and Testing 284

8.5 Administration 299

 

9 Gas Equipment 309

9.1 Applicability 310

9.2 Nature of Hazards 311

9.3 Cylinder and Container Source 311

9.4 Cylinder and Container

Storage Requirements 312

9.5 Performance Criteria and Testing 314

9.6 Administration 316

 

10 Manufacturer Requirements 321

10.1 Applicability 321

10.2 Patient-Care-Related

Electrical Appliances 321

 

11 Laboratories 347

11.1 Applicability 348

11.2 Nature of Hazards 350

11.3 Structure 353

11.4 Equipment 356

11.5 Fire Protection 357

11.6 Emergency Shower 360

11.7 Flammable and Combustible Liquids 361

11.8 Maintenance and Inspection 369

11.9 Transfer of Gases 372

11.10 Laboratory Gas Cylinder Storage

for Non-Piped Use 372

11.11 Piped Gas Systems 374

 

12 Health Care Emergency Management 377

12.1 Applicability 377

12.2 Responsibilities 378

12.3 General Requirements 381

 

13 Hospital Requirements 395

13.1 Applicability 396

13.2 Responsibilities 396

13.3 General Requirements 397

13.4 Specific Area Requirements 401

 

14 Other Health Care Facilities 413

14.1 Applicability 413

14.2 Responsibilities 413

14.3 General Requirements 414

14.4 Specific Area Requirements 417

 

15 Reserved 419

 

16 Reserved 421

 

17 Nursing Home Requirements 423

17.1 Applicability 423

17.2 Responsibilities 423

17.3 General Requirements 424

 

18 Limited Care Facility Requirements 427

18.1 Applicability 427

18.2 Responsibilities 427

18.3 General Requirements 427

 

19 Electrical and Gas Equipment for Home

Care 431

19.1 Applicability 431

19.2 Responsibilities 431

19.3 Equipment 432

 

20 Hyperbaric Facilities 433

20.1 Applicability 433

20.2 Construction and Equipment 435

20.3 Administration and Maintenance 435

 

21 Freestanding Birthing Centers 467

21.1 Applicability 467

21.2 Responsibilities 467

21.3 General Requirements 467

 

Annexes

 

A Explanatory Material 469

B Nature of Hazards 471

C Additional Explanatory Notes

to Chapters 1–20 489

D The Safe Use of High-Frequency Electricity

in Health Care Facilities 533

E Flammable Anesthetizing Locations 567

F Informational References 599

 

PART TWO

Supplements

 

1 Overview of Fire Incidents in Health

Care Facilities 607

2 Regulatory Issues Affecting the Safety of Clinical

Hyperbaric Medicine Facilities 615

3 Disaster Recovery at Texas Medical Center

from Tropical Storm Allison 621

 

Cross-Reference Table for NFPA 99,

Health Care Facilities, 2002–1999 Editions 625

 

Index 631

 

About the Editor 649

 

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