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28 Pa. Code § 205.68. Special electrical requirements for new construction.

§ 205.68. Special electrical requirements for new construction.

 (a)  Electrical systems and equipment shall comply with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. If local or State codes are more stringent, the more stringent requirements apply.

 (b)  Materials comprising the electrical systems shall be listed as complying with applicable standards of the Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., or other similarly established standards.

 (c)  Minimum lighting levels for long-term care nursing facilities shall conform with the following:

AreaFootcandles
Corridors and interior ramps 20
Stairways other than exits 30
Exit stairways and landings  5 on floor
Doorways 10
Administrative and lobby areas, day 50
Administrative and lobby areas, night 20
Chapel or quiet area 30
Physical therapy 20
Occupational therapy 30
Worktable, coarse work100
Worktable, fine work200
Recreation area 50
Dining area 30
Resident care unit (or room) general 10
Resident care room, reading 30
Nurses’ station, general, day 50
Nurses’ station, general, night 20
Nurses’ desk, for charts and records 70
Nurses’ medicine cabinet100
Utility room, general 20
Utility room, work counter 50
Pharmacy area, general 30
Pharmacy, compounding and dispensing
 areas
100
Janitor’s closet 15
Toilet and bathing facilities 30
Barber and beautician areas 50

 (d)  The applicable standards for lighting levels are those established by the current edition of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) Lighting Handbook.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  205.68 amended under section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  448.803); and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(g)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  205.68 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (242534) to (242535).



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