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    New postby wagurto on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:08 pm

    Hi guys, i am new to this forum and I hope I can get help from you.
    I am doing a doctor's office and i wonder if the code requires to provide a hand sink at each exam room?
    thanks
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    Re: Exam rooms

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:41 am

    Wil,

    What code you are building under?

    Without knowing what code you are under, I will say yes, a hand washing sink is needed in each exam room - this answer is simply based on what I have always seen.

    I need to I know the applicable code you are building under. The code likely is an edition of the IBC - International Building Code - and possibly with state/local amendments, also which edition of the code (2015, 2018, ?) makes a differences.

    What state are you in, and is there a statewide adopted code or locally adopted codes?
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    Re: Exam rooms

    New postby wagurto on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:02 am

    Hi Jerry and thank you very much for your help. I am in Miami Florida and we use the FBC 2014 but i don't based on which code is the FBC.
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    Re: Exam rooms

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:00 am

    Wil,

    The Florida Building Code is based on the ICC codes, however, the Florida codes have Florida specific amendments, and the Florida Building Code is the same across the state (with a few HVHZ differences for Muami-Dade and Broward counties ... but those differences are for structural, not plumbing.

    I will see what I can find and get back to you on it soon.
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    Re: Exam rooms

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:45 am

    The best answer is: no ... maybe ... yes ... it depends.

    'no' - I did not find a requirement for a sink in each exam room in the "building codes"; however; the "building codes" are not the only governing requirements, and some of those other requirements indicate the 'yes'/'maybe'/'it depends' answers.

    Here are some links which may guide you to your final answer, but my take is: yes, put a hand washing sink in each exam room during construction or renovation, rather than have to do it later at greater expense:

    (place cursor/mouse over link, right click, select 'Open in new tab')
    'yes' - http://www.ahcaseminar.com/Speaker%20pd ... pitals.pdf

    'yes' - https://www.jointcommission.org/standar ... d=&print=y

    'maybe'/'it dpends' - http://blogs.hcpro.com/osha/2009/04/ask ... xam-rooms/

    Hopefully, the above will help guide you in the right direction toward the your answer.
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    Re: Exam rooms

    New postby wagurto on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 am

    Thanks Jerry
    great help!
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