1226.11.1 Birthing Service Space
Birthing rooms shall be located out of the path of unrelated traffic and under direct supervision of the facility staff.
A nurse call system shall be located in the birthing room which will alert the nearest continually staffed administrative center or nurses' station. Refer to Section 118.104.22.168 for requirements.
Lighting capable of 1076 lux (100 footcandles) at working surfaces shall be provided. Dimmer switches may be used.
When provided, a separate newborn care area shall be provided that is in addition to the birthing room.