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Health Care Facilities Code, 2021 Edition ***AVAILABLE IN PRINT ONLY***
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 2021

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Please Note: NFPA has decided not to release this edition of this code as a PDF.

Access the latest knowledge and information on safeguarding lives and property in health care facilities with NFPA 99, 2021 edition.

It is critical to take appropriate measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors from dangers and ensure health care safety. NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, provides state-of-the-art performance criteria for health care facilities, materials, and appliances, including medical gas and vacuum systems, electrical systems, gas equipment, and features of fire protection.

The code offers a risk-based approach that takes into account the particular hazards posed to occupants, rather than the building type, to determine safety guidelines. From provisions for installations, inspections, and testing to maintenance, performance, and safe practices, NFPA 99 is an essential resource for anyone who plays a role in facility safety.

The Health Care Facilities Code provides the most current requirements for minimizing the risks of fire, explosion, and electricity.

NFPA 99 was created to make it easier to adopt, use, and enforce a uniform approach and set of criteria for safety in hospitals, nursing homes, limited care settings, and other types of health care facilities.

The 2021 edition introduces several substantial changes to the code, including:

  • Revisions to the scope to include hyperbaric chambers for veterinary care
  • New guidance describing what to do when clinical spaces are converted to nonclinical spaces with regard to medical gas inlets and outlets
  • Introduction of the term responsible facility authority to the code with requirements for professional responsibilities and qualifications
  • Removed existing language in Chapter 5 on cryogenic fluid central supply systems, replaced by extracts from NFPA 55 that cover the subject
  • New section on health care microgrids in Chapter 6
  • Requirements for electrical equipment site acceptance testing and preventive electrical maintenance added to Chapter 6
  • Amended procedures for removing flammable liquid–soaked materials from the operating room to require those materials to be removed only from the patient care vicinity
  • Requirements for the fire protection of heliports added to Chapter 16 by referencing NFPA 418

Elevate your facility’s approach to safety and get compliant with the 2021 code.

NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, is a safety essential for contractors, engineers, facility managers, authorities having jurisdiction, plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers, security personnel, insurance companies, manufacturers, and anyone with responsibilities for providing safety in health care environments.

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Published:
2021
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Health Care Facilities Code, 2018 Edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 2017

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The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code makes performance criteria more usable, enforceable, and adoptable.

A must-have resource for everyone involved in health care safety, NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code provides performance criteria for health care facilities that follow a risk-based approach, where it is the risk posed to patients and staff, not the type of building, that defines safety guidelines. Provisions govern installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances — including medical gas and vacuum systems.

Major changes in the 2018 edition broaden the Code’s scope and help you work more efficiently to ensure health care safety:

  • Requirements addressing the risk assessment in Chapter 4 have been revised to clarify the responsibility for conducting a risk assessment and determining risk categories.
  • Chapter 5 includes requirements that now allow for the use of oxygen concentrators as central supply sources for piped medical gas systems.
  • Corrugated medical tubing is now a permitted material for medical gas and vacuum systems.
  • Chapter 6 is completely reorganized to group related requirements, allowing for the deletion of duplicated requirements for different types of EES.
  • Chapter 7 now includes requirements for wireless phone and paging integration as well as for clinical information systems.
  • Chapter 14 compiles all of the requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance for hyperbaric facilities into one section.
  • A new Chapter 15, Dental Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems is dedicated to the application of piped gas and vacuum systems for these systems that do not always readily fall under the requirements for medical gas and vacuum as addressed in Chapter 5.
  • Requirements for fire extinguisher selection are included in Chapter 16 for spaces unique to health care facilities.

Keep health care facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe.

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Published:
2017
ISBN(s):
9781455916795
Number of Pages:
247
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NFPA (Fire) 99

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Health Care Facilities, 2012 Edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 08/31/2011

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Featuring a groundbreaking shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach, the 2012 NFPA 99 ushers in a new era in health care safety!

In response to an increasingly decentralized health care system, a growing array of high-tech procedures, and new security demands, the 2012 NFPA 99 has reinvented itself to reflect 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. Its new title — Health Care Facilities Code — signifies that it is rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and adoptable.

Completely reorganized, this new benchmark advances health care facility safety with major changes such as…

  • A new risk-based framework
  • A fully updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including additional maintenance requirements
  • New chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology
  • Operating rooms are considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise.

Move up to a new level of protection and keep facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe from harm.

The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers…AHJs…plumbers…gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and verifiers…security personnel…insurance companies…and manufacturers.

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Published:
08/31/2011
ISBN(s):
9781455901029
Number of Pages:
217
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Standard for Health Care Facilities, 2002 edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 04/30/2002

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Continuing advances in patient treatment and medical technology give rise to new safety standards for their application. That’s why if you are part of the health care picture, you need the 2002 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities! Written by health care professionals for health care professionals, this widely used Standard contains requirements designed to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in all types of health care facilities.

Apply the most up-to-date safety knowledge at your facility with new and revised rules for…

– Electrical system wiring and transfer switches
– Storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids in laboratories
– A focus on the total process of emergency management to maintain a facility’s services, and recover from a disaster
– Safety director responsibilities and emergency procedure performance in hyperbaric facilities Individual oxygen storage in patient care areas Gas and vacuum systems piping, alarms, design considerations…and more!

Plus, this edition of NFPA 99 has been totally reorganized, with user-friendly format and design changes that streamline information retrieval.

Work with the Standard that recognizes state-of-the-art technology and thinking!

Protect patients, staff, visitors, and property within the environment of care. If your job involves safety, facilities management, architectural design, code enforcement, project management, installation, or accreditation in health care facilities, this must-have document will boost your performance!

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Published:
04/30/2002
Number of Pages:
280
Part of:
NFPA (Fire) 99HB
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Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 Edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 2015

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Building on its successful risk-based approach, the 2015 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities code improves usability for better health care safety.

This edition provides performance criteria for health care facilities that builds on the risk-based approach introduced in the 2012 NFPA 99, where it is the risk posed to patients and staff, not the type of building, that defines safety guidelines. Provisions govern installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe facilities, material, equipment, and appliances – including medical gas and vacuum systems formerly found in NFPA 99C (This content can be found in Chapters 1-5 of the 2015 NFPA 99).

Major changes in the 2015 NFPA 99 make performance criteria more usabile enforceable, and adoptable:

  • Requirements correlate with the 2014 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code®.
  • New provisions address using fuel cell systems for backup power, allowing the use of new technology while ensuring the same minimum level of safety.
  • Type 3 Essential Electrical System requirements have been removed from NFPA 99 – deferring to other codes for required egress lighting.
  • Updated requirements for nurse call systems incorporate widely used terminology and align with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI).

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Edition:
2015
Published:
2015
ISBN(s):
9781455909001
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Health Care Facilities, 2005 Edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 04/01/2005

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Continuing developments in medical equipment and processes create new opportunities for improved health care delivery, as well as new methods to mitigate fire, explosion, and electrical hazards. The 2005 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities has been completely updated to present rules for the safe application of electrical systems, gas and vacuum systems, environment systems, materials and emergency management practices.

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Published:
04/01/2005
Number of Pages:
250
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Health Care Facilities, 1999 Edition
standard by National Fire Protection Association, 04/01/1999

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NFPA 99 is your best source for data regarding the fire and electrical hazards of equipment, systems, and practices in health care facilities. Important changes covering gas and vacuum systems include? New requirements for isolation valves for dryers, filters, and regulators used in medical air compressor supply systems. Clarified text on gas shutoff valves, distribution systems, and other key components and issues Specified minimum requirements for oxygen labels And much more. NFPA 99 provides critical facts on hyperbaric facilities including internal deluge fire suppression systems? ventilation requirements for Class B (monoplace chambers)? and minimum air quality standards for hyperbaric chambers. Forcontractors, designers, AHJs, and medical facility administrators and engineers, NFPA 99 is an essential tool!

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Published:
04/01/1999
Number of Pages:
235