§ 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:
Area Footcandles 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 work 100 Worktable, fine work 200 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 cabinet 100 Utility room, general 20 Utility room, work counter 50 Pharmacy area, general 30 Pharmacy, compounding and dispensing
100 Janitors 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.
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)).
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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