Critical Code Requirements for Health Care Facilities

Critical Code Requirements for Health Care Facilities

To keep patients safe, be methodical and thorough with bonding in these installations.

When the NEC speaks of health care facilities, it means places where people are obtaining medical, dental, psychiatric, nursing, obstetrical, or surgical care [517.1]. That doesn’t necessarily mean a hospital, either. Health care facilities include clinics, dental offices, nursing homes, and ambulatory care centers. So this isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. You could easily make the wrong assumptions about the facility.

Suppose you get a project at a four-unit “profes

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