Title: Section 715-2.4 - Ambulatory medical facility construction standards

Effective Date

12/29/2010

715-2.4 Ambulatory medical facility construction standards.

(a) Ambulatory medical facilities other than renal dialysis facilities shall comply with Chapter 38, "New Business Occupancies", of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2000 edition. Renal dialysis facilities shall comply with provisions of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2000 edition, that apply to Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies. The materials referenced in this subdivision are described in more detail in section 711.2(a) of this Title.

(b) Ambulatory medical facilities shall comply with applicable chapters of Part 3, "Ambulatory Care Facilities", of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2010 edition, which is described in section 711.2(b)(7) of this Title, subject to additional modifications to the requirements set forth in this subdivision.
The applicability Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2010 edition, shall be further modified in accordance with the following:

(1) Chapter 3.2, "Specific Requirements for Primary Care Outpatient Centers," of Part 3, "Ambulatory Care Facilities", shall apply to ambulatory medical facilities with a primary focus on the provision of routine primary care services to outpatients, which may include basic imaging services.

(2) Chapter 3.3, "Specific Requirements for Small Primary Care (Neighborhood) Outpatient Facilities", of Part 3, "Ambulatory Care Facilities", shall apply to ambulatory medical facilities providing primary care services to outpatients in small facilities with limited staffing and no more than three (3) examination and/or treatment rooms.

(3) Chapter 3.4, "Specific Requirements for Freestanding Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Facilities", of Part 3, "Ambulatory Care Facilities", shall apply to ambulatory medical facilities providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including on-site imaging and minimally invasive procedures.

(4) Applicable sections of Chapter 2.6 "Specific Requirements for Rehabilitation Hospitals and other Facilities", of Part 2, "Hospitals", including, Section 2.6-3 "Diagnostic and Treatment Locations", shall apply when rehabilitation therapy services are provided in any ambulatory medical facility.

(5) Chapter 5.2, "Freestanding Birthing Centers" of Part 5, "Other Health Care Facilities", shall apply to any diagnostic or treatment centers established under Public Health Law, Article 28 as a birthing center.

(c) Freestanding renal dialysis centers shall comply with pertinent requirements of Chapter 3.10 " Specific Requirements for Renal Dialysis Centers", of Part 3, "Ambulatory Care Facilities", of Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2010 edition, which is described in more detail in section 711.2(b)(7) of this Title.

Freestanding renal dialysis center patient areas and patient-related service areas shall also comply with the following:

(1) A lavatory for hand washing, operable without the use of hands, shall be provided for each ten patients served.

(2) A sealed floor and floor drain shall be provided in each dialysis unit where hemodialysis is performed.

(d) Where ambulatory services are provided in mobile facilities, such facilities shall comply with pertinent requirements of Chapter 5.1 “Mobile, Transportable and Relocatable Units”, of Part 5, "Other Health Care Facilities", of Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2010 edition, which is described in more detail in section 711.2(b)(7) of this Title.

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VOLUME D (Title 10)

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