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      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Suites

      Q: Am I allowed to have a suite inside an area designated as an Ambulatory Occupancy? And for clarification, do suite boundary walls need to be one-hour…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 28, 2020
      Corridors Doors Suites

      Q: Does the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code permit existing suite doors that open into the corridor to be compliant if they do not latch shut? We…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 20, 2020
      Emergency Department Suites CMS

      Q: If an Emergency Department is greater than 7500 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet and is deemed to have "sleeping accommodations", do the…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 22, 2019
      Accreditation Ambulatory Care Occupancy Suites

      Q: We recently had a surveyor tell us that suites are not allowed in ambulatory healthcare occupancies. Can you help explain this and any code references…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 26, 2019
      Operating Room HVAC Suites Ventilation

      Q: I have a small 28 bed hospital with one OR suite. Within the OR suite are sterile rooms, a soiled room, and of course the Operating Room, etc. We are…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 29, 2019
      Article Suites

      Q: In a newly designated ICU suite, do the doors to the patient rooms have to be positive latching?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 21, 2018
      Article Suites

      Q: We have two adjacent suites that are not separated by a smoke wall. My question is; does a door along that separation have to meet the requirements of…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 21, 2018
      Corridors Q&A Doors Suites

      Q: A hospital has 2 different suites with double egress entry doors and the Joint Commission surveyor noted that these doors are supposed to have latching…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 15, 2017
      Corridors Q&A Doors Suites

      Q: We have a double egress, cross-corridor door which will enter a suite under a renovation project. The suite wall is also an existing smoke barrier…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 23, 2017
      Q&A Suites Walls

      Q: We have a suite inside of a smoke compartment. We are trying to find out if the dividing wall needs to be the same as the 1-hour smoke barrier.

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 8, 2017