Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.11 - Statewide Plumber Medical Gas Piping Systems Certification

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Medical gas piping is any piping system purveying oxygen, nitrous oxide, medical compressed air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, or other nonflammable medical gas and/or a vacuum piping within a medical, dental, or other health care facility including a laboratory within a health care facility.
(2) To obtain a Statewide Medical Gas Piping Certification to install, maintain, alter, or repair medical gas piping systems a person must:
(a) Hold a current Georgia master or journeyman plumber license;
(b) Successfully complete a 32 hour division approved medical gas piping certification program in compliance with American Society of Sanitary Engineers 6000 series based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems (National Fire Protection Association 99) currently approved by the State Fire Marshal. Program must include:
1. a minimum of 24 hours classroom instruction; and
2. a written examination and braze testing as per American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX or American Welding Society B2.2. Braze test must be performed on a minimum of 1 1/2" type "L" tubing; and
(c) complete and return an application form with documentation of successful completion of a division approved Medical Gas Piping Certification Program.
(3) The STATEWIDE MEDICAL GAS PIPING CERTIFICATION will become void if one or more of the following occurs:
(a) The Georgia master or journeyman plumber license becomes inactive, suspended or revoked;
(b) The STATEWIDE MEDICAL GAS PIPING CERTIFICATION is surrendered; or
(c) The STATEWIDE MEDICAL GAS PIPING CERTIFICATION holder fails to perform brazing during each 12 month period. The certificate holder must maintain and submit to the board office upon request documentation of having performed such brazing for the previous 2 years. Such documentation must be signed by a licensed plumber who witnessed the brazing.

If the statewide medical gas piping certificate holder fails to braze to the piping procedure as outlined by National Fire Protection Association 99 during each 12 months, the certificate holder shall be required to pass a braze test as per American Society of Mechnical Engineers. Section IX or American Welding Such braze test must be conducted by a division approved medical gas piping certification program.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.11
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-14-5, 43-14-6.
Original Rule entitled "Statewide Plumber Medical Gas Piping Systems Certification" adopted. F. Sept. 13, 1996; eff. Oct. 3, 1996. Repealed: New Rule, same title adopted. F. Jun. 29, 1999; eff. July 19, 1999.

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