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Q: NFPA 101-2012; 126.96.36.199(2) allows "non-continuous projections not more than 6 in. from the corridor wall, above the handrail height", but the ADA-2010 Standard [§204] only allows projections of 4 in. or less. Are deemed status Hospitals subject to the ADA?
A: Yes, they are according to the CMS Final Rule to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code published on May 4, 2016. All CMS-certified healthcare providers cannot have a wall-mounted projection of more than 4 inches. This is measured from 27-inches above the floor to 80-inches above the floor according to the ANSI standard A117.1-2009, section 307.2, which is referenced in the ADA standard. But this also allows for wall-mounted items (i.e. clocks, signs, monitors) to extend more than 4-inches into the corridor as long as they are at least 80-inches above the floor.