1224.28.6 Electroconvulsive Therapy
If electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is provided, the requirements of this section shall be met. Where a psychiatric unit is part of a general acute care hospital (Section 1224.31 Psychiatric Nursing Unit), all the requirements in this section shall be permitted to be accommodated in a procedure suite that complies with the requirements in this section or in an operating room in a surgical suite that meets the requirements in Section 1224.15.
- Space requirements. Each ECT procedure room shall have a minimum clear floor area of 200 square feet (18.6 m2) with a minimum clear dimension of 14 feet (4267 mm)
- Handwashing station. A handwashing station shall be provided.
- Documentation area. Accommodation for written or electronic documentation shall be provided.
A waiting area and changing area shall be provided for outpatient use in perioperative areas in support ECT suites that provide outpatient procedures. The waiting room shall comply with Section 1224.4.5. The changing area shall include space for changing or gowning, provisions for storing patients' belongings during the procedure, and access to patient toilet(s).