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449.2 Additional Codes and Standards for the Design and Construction of General, Rehabilitative, and Psychiatric Hospitals, Including Intensive Residential Treatment Facilities (IRTFs) for Children and Adolescents, That Are Located Inside of Buildings or Structures, and Unless Exempted by Chapter 395.0163, Florida Statutes , All Hospital Outpatient Facilities and Hospital Owned or Leased Mobile and Transportable Units
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In addition to the minimum standards required by Section 449 of this code, Chapter 59A-3 Florida Administrative Code, or by Chapter 395, Florida Statutes, all new hospital facilities and all additions, alterations or renovations to an existing licensed hospital, as listed in Section 449.2 of this code shall also be in compliance with the following codes and standards on the effective date of this code, as described in Section 449.1.5 of this code.
The fire codes described in Chapter 69A-53, Uniform Fire Safety Standards for Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Florida Administrative Code. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101A, Alternate Approaches to Life Safety shall not apply to new construction.