Use of Isolated Ground Receptacles

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

a) True
b) False

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) False

The provisions of Art. 517 apply to construction criteria in health care facilities that provide services to human beings. Part II of this Article covers wiring and protection requirements. As per Sec. 517.16, "An isolated ground receptacle shall not be installed within a patient care vicinity."


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