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North Dakota Construction Standards and Life Safety Code

 
Several types of health care facilities are required to meet specific construction and Life Safety Code (fire safety) requirements in order to be licensed and participate in the Medicare/Medicaid programs. Life Safety Code surveys are done in the following types of facilities: nursing facilities, hospitals, critical access hospitals, basic care facilities, ASCs, and ICF/MRs.

 

Our surveyors follow the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards when inspecting facilities in the state.  Copies of the NFPA standards can be ordered from the NFPA website or by calling (800) 344-3555.

Life Safety Code and Documentation

Most frequently cited Life Safety Code deficiencies (Adobe PDF)

 

Documentation needed for surveys - Health Care (Adobe PDF)

 

Documentation needed for surveys - Basic Care (Adobe PDF)

 

 

Construction Standards

 

North Dakota General Standards of Construction and Equipment for Hospitals, Chapter 33-07-02.1

North Dakota General Standards of Construction and Equipment for Nursing Facilities, Chapter 33-07-04.2

 

Fire Watch and Fire Evacuation Policies

 

 

Health Care Facilities Policies (Life Safety Code) (Adobe PDF)

 

Typical Findings of Non-Compliance during Initial Visit (Adobe PDF)

 

Smoke Compartments

 

Smoke Compartments (Life Safety Code) (Adobe PDF)

 

Smoking in Facilities

 

Smoking Materials (Life Safety Code) (Adobe PDF)

 

Smoke Detectors / Upholstered Furniture

 

Smoke Detectors in Resident Rooms (Adobe PDF)

 

 

Transfer Switch

 

Transfer Switch Maintenance (Adobe PDF)

 

Alcohol Based Hand Rub Solutions

 

Alcohol Based Hand Rub Solutions (Adobe PDF)

 

Construction Approval

 

Construction Approval (Adobe PDF)

 

Plan of Correction

 

Plan of Correction (Adobe PDF)

Fire Dampers

 

Maintenance of Fire Dampers (Adobe PDF)

 

Kitchens

 

Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems (Adobe PDF)

 

Kitchen Extinguishing Requirements (Adobe PDF)

 

Health Facilities LSC Documentation

 

How to read your Life Safety Code Survey Report (PDF format)

 

Exit Discharge

 

Exit Discharge (Sidewalks) (PDF format)

 

 

Power Point Presentations

 

Most Frequently Cited Life Safety Code Regulations (Adobe PDF)

 

2000 Life Safety Code 1 (Adobe PDF)

 

2000 Life Safety Code 2 (Adobe PDF)

 

2000 Life Safety Code 3 (Adobe PDF)

 

2000 Life Safety Code - Ch 33 (Adobe PDF)

 

Documentation 1 (Adobe PDF)

 

Documentation 2 (Adobe PDF)

 

Evacuation Difficulty Index (Adobe PDF)

 

LSC Basic Care (Adobe PDF)

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