Critical Power: NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code
May 31, 2023
The impact of applying NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code to hospitals and health care facilities, fire and life safety systems varies depending on the level of care provided.
NFPA 99 identifies criteria applicable to heath care facilities including hospitals and nursing homes. NFPA 99-2021 is the latest edition, and there are changes fire protection engineers should understand.
NFPA 99-2012 is more widely used due to its adoption by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Editions prior to the 2012 edition of NFPA 99 were limited in their application because they were not individually adopted by CMS.
Changes to NFPA 99 from earlier editions to both the 2012 and 2015 editions will be discussed as they apply to fire protection and life safety, with changes specific to the 2015 edition identified in each section.
- Gain a basic understanding of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
- Determine the impact of NFPA 99 on hospitals and health care facilities.
- Learn about NFPA 99’s adoption by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and how it affects fire and life safety requirements.
- Review examples and case studies.