Figure:25 TAC §131.148(c)

TABLE 3
MEDICAL GAS and VACUUM SYSTEMS
STATION OUTLETS FOR OXYGEN, VACUUM, AND MEDICAL AIR SYSTEMS
  Station Outlets
Location Oxygen
see notes 1, 2
Vacuum
see notes 1, 2
Trauma/cardiac rooms 2/bed 3/bed
Treatment rooms 1/bed 1/bed
Exam rooms 1/bed 1/bed
Holding/observation area/room 1/bed 1/bed
Triage area 1/bed 1/bed
Isolation treatment rooms infectious (medical) 1/bed 1/bed
Orthopedic and cast room 1/room 1/room
Decontamination room (definitive emergency care) 1/room 1/room
Decontamination room (part of sterile processing) --- 1

Notes:

1. Prohibited uses of medical gases include fueling torches, blowing down or drying any equipment such as lab equipment, endoscopy or other scopes, or any other purposes. Also prohibited is using the oxygen or medical air to raise, lower, or otherwise operate booms or other devices in operating rooms (ORs) or other areas.

2. Central supply systems for oxygen, medical air, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and all other medical gases shall not be piped to, or used for, any other purpose except patient care applications.