Ala. Admin. Code r. 420-5-9-.06 - Physical Environment

(1) An 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. Code.
(2) An FED shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.
(3) Remodeling.
(a) The remodeled area of existing facilities shall be upgraded to comply with the current requirements for new construction.
(b) Any remodeling to existing facilities shall not diminish the level of safety which existed prior to the start of the work.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 420-5-9-.06
New Rule: Filled July 22, 2013; effective August 26, 2013.

Authors: W. T. Geary, Jr., M.D., Carter Sims

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 22-21-20, et seq.

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