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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-408



Adoption of the 2000 Edition of the Life Safety Code

[33 Pa.B. 1295]

   Under authority of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 448.101--448.9046) and the health care facility licensure regulations promulgated thereto, specifically 28 Pa. Code §§ 153.1(c), 203.1 and 569.2 (relating to minimum standards; application to the Life Safety Code; and fire safety standards), the Department of Health (Department) will adopt the 2000 edition of the National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code, NFPA #101, effective September 11, 2003. As of September 11, 2003, the Department will apply these new requirements to all plans for new construction or renovations of licensed health care facilities and for State licensure inspections of these facilities.

   The Department has received inquiries regarding the implementation of the 2000 LSC and when the LSC would be enforced. The 2000 edition of the LSC can be utilized immediately; however, to allow adequate lead-in time for larger or more complicated projects, the mandatory usage of this edition will not take effect until September 11, 2003.

   Persons interested in purchasing a copy of the 2000 LSC may place an order to the National Fire Protection Association, (800) 344-3555 or online at www.nfpacatalof. org.

   Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Peter P. Petresky, Director, Division of Safety Inspection at (717) 787-1911.

   Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this document (for example, large print, audiotape or Braille) should contact Peter Petresky at the number listed previously or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-408. Filed for public inspection March 7, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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