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      Doors Door Locks

      Q: Can we use deadbolt locks on a closet door located within an office? Would they need to be a latch style versus a bolt-style?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2021
      Door Locks

      Q: My facility is a Rehab Hospital that may at times have patients with a memory disability. My facility has a patient Wander Guard system which is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 9, 2020
      Stairwells Door Locks Stairs

      Q: Section 7.2.2.5.3 of the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC), says there shall be no enclosed, usable space within an exit enclosure, including under the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 23, 2020
      Soiled Utility Room Door Locks

      Q: During a recent consultation survey, the nurse consultant traced a patient to a general medical floor. She made the comment that all soiled work room…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: We have private patient rooms with private bathrooms that have deadbolts with thumb turn locks SEPARATE from the latching mechanism. It is not the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: In a business office section of the hospital, there are two means of access to the front and rear of the suite. The suite is less than 900 square feet.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 5, 2020
      Door Locks CMS Delayed Egress

      Q: I have a question about delayed egress locks in nursing homes. Can you have more than one door equipped with delayed egress locks in a path of egress?…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 13, 2020
      Door Locks Behavioral Health

      Q: We have a Geri-Psych unit and the stairwells are locked on that unit. Back in 2009, you surveyed our facility and wrote in your findings, "The…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 1, 2020
      Stairwells Doors Door Locks

      Q: I'm a Facilities Director overseeing an existing 8-story (basement included) acute care hospital fully sprinklered. We wish to mechanically lock (no…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 25, 2019
      Fire Drills Door Locks Behavioral Health

      Q: I work at a hospital that has just partnered with a Behavioral Health organization. We have renovated a floor and will be opening up soon. My question…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 25, 2019