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NFPA 99 HDBK

Health Care Facilities Code Handbook

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 836
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Section 1.1 includes the scope of each of the individual chapters within NFPA 99. NFPA 99 is intended to cover facilities that treat humans. Freestanding veterinary facilities present many of the same hazards as hospitals, but they are not addressed in NFPA 99. However, hyperbaric chambers used for animals located within health care facilities are addressed in Chapter 14. NFPA 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities, addresses the hazards to animals and staff.

Purpose. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum requirements for the installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances, including other hazards associated with the primary hazards.

As with all NFPA documents, NFPA 99 is intended to provide only minimum requirements to protect occupants of health care facilities against the hazards it addresses. There are many options available to facility owners, designers, and other stakeholders that go above and beyond the minimum levels prescribed in this code. Providing this higher level might be the preference for some facilities but could be unnecessary or overly burdensome for other facilities and is therefore not required for all health care facilities. The minimum requirements are by no means a limitation to the level that can be provided, and the code should not be applied that way.

Document History

NFPA 99 HDBK
January 1, 2018
Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
Section 1.1 includes the scope of each of the individual chapters within NFPA 99. NFPA 99 is intended to cover facilities that treat humans. Freestanding veterinary facilities present many of the...
99H
January 1, 2015
Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
Preface NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, applies to a wide range of systems, equipment, and planning specific to buildings or portions of buildings in which various levels of health care are...
99H
January 1, 2015
Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
Preface NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, applies to a wide range of systems, equipment, and planning specific to buildings or portions of buildings in which various levels of health care are...
January 1, 2012
Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
Preface This ninth edition of the Health Care Facilities Code Handbook has been developed to add to the store of knowledge on health care fire safety and to serve as a useful resource for all those...
January 1, 2012
Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
Section 1.1 reflects the scopes of the individual chapters within the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. This section also outlines the new and existing requirements for each chapter. The new chapter structure...
January 1, 2005
Health Care Facilities Handbook
The scope of this document is to establish criteria to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in health care facilities providing services to human beings. Annex D covers principles...
January 1, 2002
Health Care Facilities Handbook
The scope of this document is to establish criteria to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in health care facilities providing services to human beings. Annex D covers principles...
January 1, 1999
Health Care Facilities Handbook
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January 1, 1999
Manufacturer Requirements
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January 1, 1999
Electrical and Gas Equipment for Home Care
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January 1, 1999
Explanatory Material
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January 1, 1999
Limited Care Facility Requirements
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January 1, 1999
Regulatory Issues Affecting the Safety of Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Facilities
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January 1, 1999
Health Care Emergency Preparedness
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January 1, 1999
Laboratories
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January 1, 1999
Referenced Publications
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January 1, 1999
Index
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January 1, 1999
Health Care Facilities Handbook
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January 1, 1999
Hospital Requirements
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January 1, 1999
Freestanding Birthing Centers
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January 1, 1999
Gas and Vacuum Systems
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January 1, 1999
Reserved
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January 1, 1999
Hyperbaric Facilities
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January 1, 1999
Safe Use of High-Frequency Electricity in Health Care Facilities
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January 1, 1999
Environmental Systems
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