TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 300 SKILLED NURSING AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 300.2820 CODES AND STANDARDS


 

Section 300.2820 Codes and Standards

 

a) Each facility shall comply with the applicable provisions of the following codes and standards. Any incorporation by reference in this Section of federal regulations or of any standards of a nationally recognized organization or association refers to the regulations and standards on the date specified and does not include any editions or amendments subsequent to the date specified.

 

1) State of Illinois rules

 

A) Illinois Plumbing Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 890), Department of Public Health

 

B) Illinois Accessibility Code (71 Ill. Adm. Code 400), Capital Development Board

 

C) Food Service Sanitation Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 750), Department of Public Health

 

D) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Code (41 Ill. Adm. Code 120), Office of the State Fire Marshal

 

2) Codes and standards

 

A) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard No. 101: Life Safety Code, 2000 Edition (New Health Care Occupancies), including all appropriate references under Chapter 33, and excluding Chapter 5, Performance Based Options, and all other references to performance based options. NFPA 101A: Alternative Approaches to Life Safety shall not be allowed to establish equivalencies for new construction. In addition to the publications referenced in Chapter 33, the following documents shall be applicable for all long-term care facilities:

 

i) NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems 2002 Edition

 

ii) NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection 1999 Edition

 

iii) NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection 1998 Edition

 

iv) NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances 2002 Edition

 

v) NFPA 50, Standard for Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer Sites 2001 Edition

 

vi) NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance 2002 Edition

 

vii) NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces 2000 Edition

 

viii) NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures 2001 Edition

 

ix) NFPA 105, Recommended Practice for the Installation of Smoke-Control Door Assemblies 1999 Edition

 

B) Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. (UL):

 

i) Fire Resistance Directory (2003 Edition)

 

ii) Building Material Directory (2003 Edition)

 

C) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, Standard No. E90-02 (1996), Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements

 

D) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE):

 

i) Handbook of Fundamentals, 2001

 

ii) Handbook of Applications, 1999

 

E) International Building Code (2000)

 

F) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International, ANSI/ASME Standard No. A17.1-2000, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

 

b) In addition to compliance with the standards set forth in this Section, all building codes, ordinances and regulations that are enforced by city, county or other local jurisdictions in which the facility is, or will be, located shall be observed.

 

c) Where no local building code exists, the recommendations of the 2000 Edition of the International Building Code shall apply.

 

d) The local building code or the recommendations of the 2000 Edition of the International Building Code shall apply insofar as such recommendations are not in conflict with the standards set forth in this Part, or with the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 101: Life Safety Code, 2000.

 

e) Amendments to this Section effective November 15, 2003 supersede all other codes and standards incorporated in this Subpart N.

 

(Source: Expedited Correction at 28 Ill. Reg. 3528, effective November 15, 2003)