It supersedes the previous edition published in It is part of a series of Standards related to health care facility engineering and sets forth planning, design, and construction requirements intended to support five key objectives for health care facility design the OASIS principles :? It applies to all facilities, public or private, that provide health care treatments, health-related services, or diagnostic testing services, regardless of type, size, location, or range of services. Note: Owing to differences in terminology across the country, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of all facilities covered by this Standard.
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It applies to all facilities, public or private, that provide health care treatments, health-related services, or diagnostic testing services, regardless of type, size, location, or range of services. This Standard applies to the following facility types: a inpatient, outpatient, or combined hospitals; b facilities providing outpatient diagnosis and treatment services; and c specialty inpatient centres and residential care facilities.
Note: Owing to differences in terminology across the country, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of all facilities covered by this Standard. The facilities listed in Items a , b , and c , and in Table 1. Additional examples are listed in Annex B. This Standard applies to new facilities, temporary facilities, and to existing facilities undergoing addition or renovation.
It also applies to research and testing facilities that perform medical procedures. This Standard includes requirements for a planning and design principles, and the planning process; b site and facility development; c general functional service; e diagnostic and treatment functional service; f support functional service; g common requirements for all facilities; and h building services and environmental design.
Exclusions This Standard does not apply to veterinary facilities, funeral homes, or mobile health units. Note: The exclusion for mobile health units applies to facilities that are on wheels and can be moved from place to place. A relocatable health or transportable unit [see the Note under Item c in Table 1. This Standard does not address clinical practice. This Standard does not include requirements for operation and maintenance of HCFs.
This Standard does not specify requirements for operational models, policies, and procedures. Note: A HCF should provide the necessary environment so that services can be offered in accordance with the operational model. The design process begins with the HCF defining its expected operational model and activities.
It then designs and constructs the physical infrastructure to support the defined model and activities. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative mandatory or informative non-mandatory to define their application.