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Rule Title: MINIMUM STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
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Department: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Chapter: HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Subchapter: Construction and Minimum Standards for All Health Care Facilities
 
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37.106.302    MINIMUM STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

(1) The provisions of this subchapter apply to all health care facilities licensed or to be licensed by the department. To the extent that other licensure rules in ARM Title 37, chapter 106, subchapter 3 conflict with the terms of facility-specific rules, the specific facility rules will apply.

(2) The construction of, alteration, or addition to a health care facility shall comply with:

(a) the 2010 edition of the AIA Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities which the department adopts and incorporates by reference, which sets forth the minimum construction equipment requirements deemed necessary by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services to ensure health care facilities can be efficiently maintained and operated to furnish adequate care. Copies of the cited edition are available at the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT, 59620-2953; and at the following web site http://www.fgiguidelines.org/guidelines2010.php;

(b) NFPA 101, "Life Safety Code", 2012 edition published by the national fire protection association, which the department adopts and incorporates by reference, which sets forth construction and operation requirements designed to protect against fire hazards. Copies of the cited edition are available at the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT, 59620-2953; and at the following web site http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=101&cookie%5Ftest=1;

(c) the 2009 "American National Standards Institute A117.1" which the department adopts and incorporates by reference, which sets forth standards for buildings and facilities providing accessibility and usability for physically handicapped individuals. Copies of the cited edition are available at the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT, 59620-2953; and at the following web site http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ICC+A117.1-2009;

(d) the water supply system requirements of ARM 37.111.115; and

(e) the sewage system requirements of ARM 37.111.116.

(3) A patient or resident may not be admitted, housed, treated, or cared for in an addition or altered area until inspected and approved, or in new construction until licensed.

History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 50-5-201, 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 6/13/80; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 929, Eff. 6/15/84; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 1090, Eff. 7/27/84; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1658, Eff. 7/30/93; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 283, Eff. 2/24/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1993, Eff. 11/4/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 1105, Eff. 6/21/01; TRANS & AMD, 2002 MAR p. 192, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1321, Eff. 7/1/03; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 11/15/13


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
37-640 11/15/2013 Current History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 50-5-201, 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 6/13/80; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 929, Eff. 6/15/84; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 1090, Eff. 7/27/84; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1658, Eff. 7/30/93; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 283, Eff. 2/24/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1993, Eff. 11/4/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 1105, Eff. 6/21/01; TRANS & AMD, 2002 MAR p. 192, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1321, Eff. 7/1/03; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 11/15/13
7/1/2003 11/15/2013 History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-103, 50-5-201 and 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 6/13/80; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 929, Eff. 6/15/84; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 1090, Eff. 7/27/84; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1658, Eff. 7/30/93; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 283, Eff. 2/24/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1993, Eff. 11/4/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 1105, Eff. 6/21/01; TRANS & AMD, 2002 MAR p. 192, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1321, Eff. 7/1/03.
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