There shall be an emergency electrical service to provide power and light to the office surgery suite for a minimum period of two (2) hours as prescribed in Rule 64B8-9.009. The system shall operate emergency exit lighting, fire alarm systems, nurses’ calling systems, surgical room lighting, recovery room lighting and shall power monitoring equipment, selected receptacles in the operating and recovery areas and medical refrigerator if provided.
Power may be supplied by batteries or an emergency generator in accordance with NFPA 111 and NFPA 110 respectively.
All office surgery suites shall at a minimum be equipped with a Type III nonportable, permanently installed emergency electrical system designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 99. New office surgery suites providing Level III surgical procedures as defined by the Board of Medicine should provide a Type I emergency electrical system in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 99.