Life Safety Code requirement for Medicare certified surgery centers dictate “fire-rated door assemblies consist of labeled (with fire rating) frames and labeled doors, with or without labeled window glazing panels. The rating of the overall assembly is determined by the lowest labeled component (door, frame, or window). Smoke barriers are of 1-hour (minimum) fire-resistive construction, and are continuous (including through concealed spaces) from outside wall to outside wall, from floor to floor, or from smoke barrier to smoke barrier or a combination thereof. At least 15 square feet of low hazard area (corridors, treatment rooms, lounges, etc.) is provided in each smoke compartment for every 100 square feet of total ASC area (all compartments). Doors in smoke barriers are self-closing, are at least equivalent to a 1.75-inch thick, solid-bonded wood core, include a vision panel, and close the door opening with the minimum clearances necessary for proper operation (no undercuts, louvers, or grilles). Air transfer openings into a smoke compartment are protected with dampers appropriate to the rating of the smoke compartment walls, and close upon activation of approved smoke detectors”.-Based on AAAHC Physical Environment Checklist.
Make sure you have the proper fire tags and ratings for doors, frames and windows.
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