Receptacles in Health Care Facilities

In health care facilities, receptacles with insulated grounding terminals, as described in 250.146(D) shall be permitted in patient care areas. 

a) True
b) False

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) False

As noted in the scope of Art. 517, "the provisions of this article shall apply to electrical construction and installation criteria in health care facilities that provide services to human beings." The wiring and protection requirements for these areas are outlined in Part II of this article. As noted in Sec. 517.16, "receptacles with insulated grounding terminals, as described in 250.146(D), shall not be permitted."


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