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NFPA 99 Chapter 14 Hyperbaric Facilities

NFPA 99 Chapter 14 Hyperbaric Facilities

NFPA 99 Chapter 14 Hyperbaric Facilities

In 2016 (May 4, 2016) the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the document 'Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities' that required healthcare facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® (LSC) to the 2012 edition. CMS also mandated direct compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code.[1] This was the first time that CMS had a mandate regarding the NFPA 99.  Since the 2012 edition there have been several updated editions published, 2015, 2018 and most recently 2021. 

The NFPA Chapter 14 applies to all hyperbaric facilities, regardless of occupancy (Class A, Class B or Class C) and is divided into three sections [2][3]:

14.1 Scope

14.2 Construction and Equipment

14.3 Administration and Maintenance

This series features the NFPA 99 Chapter 14 and is intended to provide insight as to how to interpret and utilize the guidance provided by Chapter 14 in daily hyperbaric operations. 

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REFERENCES

  1. National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 99 Chapter 14 "Hyperbaric Facilities" NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 Edition. 2015;.
  2. National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 99 Chapter 14 "Hyperbaric Facilities" NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities, 2021 Edition. 2021;.
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SUBTOPICS

Housekeeping Training in the hyperbaric facility, what is required?

INTRODUCTIONOverviewThe review of NFPA 99 Chapter 14 is intended to provide insight as to how it relates to daily hyperbaric operations, as this chapter applies to all hyperbaric facilities regardless of occupancy (Class A, Class B or Class C). Regulatory/accrediting agencies (FDA/ UHMS) and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) reference NFPA 99 chapter to set hyperbaric operational criteria). The 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) H