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1224.4.10.1 Minimum Height
The minimum height of ceilings shall be 8 feet (2438 mm).
Exception: Closet, toilet room and bathroom minimum ceiling heights and soffits over fixed cabinets and work surfaces, shall not be less than 7 feet (2134 mm).
1224.4.10.2 Minimum Height With Fixed Ceiling Equipment
Operating rooms, emergency rooms, delivery rooms, radiographic rooms and other rooms containing ceiling-mounted, major fixed equipment or ceiling-mounted surgical light fixtures shall have ceiling heights to accommodate the equipment or fixtures and their normal movement. Suspended tracks, rails and pipes located in the traffic path for patients in beds and/or on stretchers, including those in inpatient service areas, shall be not less than 7 feet (2134 mm) above the floor.
Exception: Mobile suspended tracks such as traverse rails for overhead patient lifts that may be moved out of the traffic path shall provide a clearance of not less than 6 feet, 8 inches (2032 mm) above the floor when in use.

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