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Quick CompareTM Life Safety Code® for Health Care disclaimer
Important Notices and Disclaimers: Publication of this Quick Compare™ Life Safety Code® 2000 & 2012 for Health Care, is for the purpose of circulating information and opinion among those concerned for fire and life safety. While every effort has been made to achieve a work of high quality, neither the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), nor the authors, editors or other contributors to this book guarantee the accuracy or completeness of or assume any liability in connection with the information and opinions contained herein. The NFPA and the contributors shall in no event be liable for any personal injury, property or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from the publication of, use of, or reliance upon this book.

This book is published with the understanding that the NFPA and the contributors are supplying information and opinion but are not attempting to render engineering or other professional services. If such services are required, the assistance of an appropriate professional should be sought.

This book contains Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21, 32, and 33 of the 2000 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code (“NFPA 101”), which is the edition currently adopted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This book also contains the same chapters from the 2012 edition of NFPA 101. The chapters included in this book were selected based on their relevance to health care occupancies. This extracted material, however, is not intended to be a substitute for the full text of NFPA 101, which should always be consulted for a full understanding of the provisions of NFPA 101. In addition, readers should be aware that the 2012 edition is, as of publication, the latest edition of NFPA 101. The latest edition of any NFPA code or standard should be consulted as the official NFPA code currently in effect. To view full text versions of the 2000 edition and the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, visit www.nfpa.org/101.

NFPA 101, including the extracts contained in this handbook, is, like all NFPA codes, standards, recommended practices, and guides (“NFPA Documents”), made available for use subject to Important Notices and Disclaimers Concerning NFPA Documents, which can be viewed at www.nfpa.org/disclaimers.

Notice Concerning NFPA Code Interpretations: NFPA 101, like all NFPA Documents, is developed in accordance with the published procedures of the NFPA by technical committees comprised of volunteers drawn from a broad array of relevant interests. The extracted portions of NFPA 101 that appear in this book are accompanied by explanatory commentary and other supplementary materials. The commentary and supplementary materials in this book are not a part of NFPA 101 and do not constitute Formal Interpretations of the NFPA (which can be obtained only through requests processed by the responsible technical committees in accordance with the published procedures of the NFPA). The commentary and supplementary materials, therefore, solely reflect the personal opinions of the authors, editors or other contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the NFPA or its technical committees.