NFPA® 99 Health Care Facilities Code 2015 Edition
NFPA® 99 Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 Edition
Chapter 1 Administration
1.6 Code Adoption Requirements
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
3.4 BICSI Definitions
Chapter 4 Fundamentals
4.1 Risk Categories
4.2 Risk Assessment
Chapter 5 Gas and Vacuum Systems
5.1 Category 1 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems
5.2 Category 2 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems
5.3 Category 3 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems
Chapter 6 Electrical Systems
6.2 Nature of Hazards
6.3 Electrical System
6.4 Essential Electrical System Requirements — Type 1
6.5 Essential Electrical System Requirements — Type 2
Chapter 7 Information Technology and Communications Systems
7.3 Category 1 Systems
7.4 Category 2 Systems
7.5 Category 3 Systems
Chapter 8 Plumbing
8.2 System Category Criteria
8.3 General Requirements
8.4 Category 1. (Reserved)
8.5 Category 2. (Reserved)
8.6 Category 3. (Reserved)
Chapter 9 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
9.2 System Category Criteria
9.4 Category 1. (Reserved)
9.5 Category 2. (Reserved)
9.6 Category 3. (Reserved)
Chapter 10 Electrical Equipment
10.2 Performance Criteria and Testing for Patient Care–Related Electrical Appliances and Equipment
10.3 Testing Requirements — Fixed and Portable
10.4 Nonpatient Electrical Appliances and Equipment
Chapter 11 Gas Equipment
11.2 Cylinder and Container Source
11.3 Cylinder and Container Storage Requirements
11.4 Performance Criteria and Testing
11.6 Operation and Management of Cylinders
11.7 Liquid Oxygen Equipment
Chapter 12 Emergency Management
12.3 Emergency Management Categories
12.5 Emergency Management Category 1 and Emergency Management Category 2 Requirements
Chapter 13 Security Management
13.2 Security Management Plan
13.3 Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA)
13.4 Responsible Person
13.5 Security-Sensitive Areas
13.6 Access and Egress Security Measures
13.7 Media Control
13.8 Crowd Control
13.9 Security Equipment
13.10 Employment Practices
13.11 Security Operations
13.12 Program Evaluation
Chapter 14 Hyperbaric Facilities
14.2 Construction and Equipment
14.3 Administration and Maintenance
Chapter 15 Features of Fire Protection
15.2 Construction and Compartmentation
15.3 Special Hazard Protection for Flammable Liquids and Gases
15.6 Waste Chutes, Incinerators, and Linen Chutes
15.7 Fire Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems
15.8 Automatic Sprinklers and Other Extinguishing Equipment
15.9 Manual Extinguishing Equipment
15.10 Compact Storage
15.11 Compact Mobile Storage
15.12 Maintenance and Testing
15.13 Fire Loss Prevention in Operating Rooms
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Additional Explanatory Notes
Annex C Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 99
Annex D Informational References
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Department Status Report
|Essential Electrical Systems
|Sample Standard Operating Procedure Format
|Sample Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) Format
|Sample Operating Unit Template
Apply NFPA 99 to protect patients, staff, and visitors from the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in health care facilities.
Work confidently to provide safer health care facilities for all occupants. NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code responds to the challenges of an evolving health care system with comprehensive requirements for the installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances -- including medical gas and vacuum systems formerly found in NFPA 99C*. It's a critical resource for engineers, facility managers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and verifiers, security personnel, insurance companies, and manufacturers.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code* reflects a new environment where it is the risk that a procedure poses to patients and staff, not the location where it is conducted, that defines safety guidelines. This groundbreaking edition has a new title -- Health Care Facilities Code -- and is rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and adoptable. In addition to the risk-based framework, this edition includes an updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including important changes to maintenance requirements necessary for safety. New chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology address industry needs. In another major change, operating rooms are considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise.
The 2005 edition of NFPA 99: Standard for Health Care Facilities features changes to the emergency management chapter to correlate with NFPA 1600®: Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. Extracted text from NFPA 110: Emergency and Standby Power Systems presents specific guidance in the chapter on electrical systems. Essential for plumbers, two new pipe joining methods in the chapter on gas and vacuum systems reduce the possibility of leaks and eliminate a potential fire danger or loss of system use. To improve safety, this edition also introduces additional restrictions on types of fabric, clothing, and materials that can be used in hyperbaric chambers.
*Looking for NFPA 99C: Gas and Vacuum Systems?
Starting in 2012, NFPA 99C is no longer a stand-alone document. Instead, NFPA provides 3 options:
- Former NFPA 99C content can be found in Chapters 1-5 of NFPA 99.
- Access all of the former NFPA 99C medical gas and vacuum systems content in Chapters 1-5 of the NFPA 99 Handbook.
- NFPA®'s Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook combines requirements for Category 1-3 systems with expert insights, examples, and visuals that help you understand and apply them correctly.
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Sample (NEC® 2014)
411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.
(A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.
(B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).
411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or
411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.