NFPA has made portions of the eighth edition of the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual available. This manual provides the basis for ongoing inspections of existing buildings regardless of use or occupancy. The portions reproduced below are taken from Chapter 25, Healthcare Facilities. The companion checklist for healthcare occupancies is taken from the appendix of the Manual and can be used as the basis for inspection if a jurisdiction does not otherwise have a prepared list available.
Changes to buildings are ongoing. The items in the Manual are offered to assist inspectors and other authorities having jurisdiction when they enter an assembly occupancy for routine or even special inspections.