New standard for residential care facilities open for comment

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) last month released for public comment the draft of a new standard on residential care facilities. The deadline for comment is March 20.

By Healthcare Facilities Today
February 15, 2013

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) last month released for public comment the draft of a new standard on residential care facilities. 

“Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities” provides minimum recommendations for renovation and new construction of nursing homes, hospice facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living settings, adult day care facilities, wellness centers and outpatient rehabilitation centers.  

The new standard will follow the format of the original, written so states can easily adopt it as building code to regulate design and construction of the included facility types.  Specific information has been included to help designers address the needs of residents with dementia, mental health illnesses, and cognitive and developmental disabilities. 

Facility managers, architects, consulting engineers, interior designers and other interested parties are invited to review the proposed standard and submit suggestions for revision.

The comment period is open until March 20, 2013.

The draft proposal is available for download here.
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