|(a) General. When mobile, transportable and relocatable
units are utilized to provide patient treatment services on the facility
premises, these units shall be treated as buildings and constructed
to the required occupancy as follows:
(1) When such units are provided for diagnostic, treatment
or procedural services to patients that are litter borne or incapable
of self-preservation, the unit shall be constructed in accordance
with Chapter 18 of the National Fire Protection Association 101, Code
for Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures, 2000 edition
(NFPA 101), relating to health care occupancy, published by the National
Fire Protection Association. All documents published by the NFPA as
referenced in this section may be obtained by writing or calling
the NFPA at the following address and telephone number: Post Office
Box 9101, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101, (800)
(2) When such units provide diagnostic, treatment,
or procedural services to patients, or types of services that are
not litter borne and are capable of self-preservation, the unit may
be constructed in accordance with Chapter 38 of NFPA 101 (relating
to Business Occupancy).
(b) Common elements.
(1) Site requirements.
(A) Sites shall be designed for the structural loads
of the unit.
(B) The sites shall provide hazard-free drop-off zones
and adequate parking for patients. The site and location of the unit
shall not restrict access for fire or emergency vehicles.
(C) Each site shall provide access to the unit for
the handicapped, and wheelchair and stretcher patients.
(D) The location of the unit shall be such that engine
exhaust fumes from the unit are kept away from any fresh air intake
of the facility.
(E) Each unit shall be provided with approved fire
alarm connections. Properly sized power, including emergency power,
water, waste, and telephone services shall be provided as necessary.
(2) Support services. Support services such as waiting
areas, toilet facilities, and storage spaces shall be provided either
within the unit or located within the facility adjacent to the site
unit for convenient use.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §510.126 adopted to be effective January 1, 2004, 28 TexReg 5154; transferred effective June 1, 2019, as published in the Texas Register May 17, 2019, 44 TexReg 2469