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Each required accessible means of egress shall be continuous to a public way and shall consist of one or more of the following components:
  1. Accessible routes complying with Section 1104.
  2. Interior exit stairways complying with Sections 1009.3 and 1023.
  3. Exit access stairways complying with Sections 1009.3 and 1019.3 or 1019.4.
  4. Exterior exit stairways complying with Sections 1009.3 and 1027 and serving levels other than the level of exit discharge.
  5. Elevators complying with Section 1009.4.
  6. Platform lifts complying with Section 1009.5.
  7. Horizontal exits complying with Section 1026.
  8. Ramps complying with Section 1012.
  9. Areas of refuge complying with Section 1009.6.
  10. Exterior areas for assisted rescue complying with Section 1009.7 serving exits at the level of exit discharge.
1009.2.1 Elevators Required
In buildings where a required accessible floor or occupied roof is four or more stories above or below a level of exit discharge, not less than one required accessible means of egress shall be an elevator complying with Section 1009.4.
Exceptions:
  1. In buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2, the elevator shall not be required on floors provided with a horizontal exit and located at or above the levels of exit discharge.
  2. In buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2, the elevator shall not be required on floors provided with a ramp conforming to the provisions of Section 1012.

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