NEC Definition of Hospital

A hospital is a building or portion thereof used for the medical, psychiatric, obstetrical, or surgical care, on a 24-hour basis, of _____ or more inpatients.

a) three
b) four
c) seven
d) 10

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) four

The requirements of Art. 517 apply to electrical construction and installation criteria in health care facilities that provide services to human beings. As noted in the definitions section of this Article, a hospital is a "building or portion thereof used on a 24-hour basis for the medical, psychiatriac, obstetrical, or surgical care of four or more inpatients."

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