FED shall be constructed, arranged, and maintained to ensure the safety of the
patient, and to provide facilities for diagnosis and treatment of patients as a
department of the parent hospital and shall comply with the Board's Rules for
Hospitals, Chapter 420-5-7, Ala. Admin.
(2) An FED shall
comply with the applicable requirements of the Guidelines for Design
and Construction of Health Care Facilities.
(a) The remodeled area of existing facilities
shall be upgraded to comply with the current requirements for new
(b) Any remodeling to
existing facilities shall not diminish the level of safety which existed prior
to the start of the work.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filled July 22,
2013; effective August 26, 2013.
Authors: W. T. Geary, Jr., M.D., Carter
Code of Ala.