407.4.4.5 Care Suites Containing Sleeping Room Areas
Sleeping rooms shall be permitted to be grouped into care suites where one of the following criteria is met:
- The care suite is not used as an exit access for more than eight care recipient beds.
- The arrangement of the care suite allows for direct and constant visual supervision into the sleeping rooms by care providers.
- An automatic smoke detection system is provided in the sleeping rooms and installed in accordance with NFPA 72.
Exception: Care suites containing sleeping rooms shall be permitted to be not greater than 10,000 square feet (929 m2) in area where an automatic smoke detection system is provided throughout the care suite and installed in accordance with NFPA 72.