Section 467 Hospice Inpatient Facilities and Units and Hospice Residences
All hospice inpatient facilities and units and residences shall comply with the following design and construction standards. Enforcement and interpretation of these provisions shall be by the state agency authorized by Section 553.73, Florida Statutes.
Note: Other administrative and programmatic provisions may apply. See Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) Rule 58A-2, Florida Administrative Code, Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Rule 59C-1, Florida Administrative Code, and Chapter 400 Part VI, Florida Statutes.
- Institutional Occupancy - Group I-2, as described in Section 308.3 of this code; and
- The National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101, Chapter 18, New Health Care Occupancy, as described in Rule 69A-3.012, Florida Administrative Code, Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and incorporated by reference in Rule 69A-3.012, Florida Administrative Code.
- All patient occupied areas shall be heated or cooled by individual or central units. Heating units shall be designed to provide a minimum of 72°F (22.22°C) ambient indoor temperature and air conditioning units shall be designed to provide a minimum of 78°F (25.55°C) ambient indoor temperature.
- All air-supply and air-exhaust systems shall be mechanically operated. Fans serving exhaust systems shall be located at the discharge end of the system.
- All spaces occupied by people, machinery, and equipment within the building, approaches to building, and parking areas shall have electric lighting.
- All patients' rooms shall have general lighting and night lighting. General room luminaries shall be switched at the entrance to the patient room.