While it seems like NFPA 99 was revised for the first time in seven years only yesterday by approval at NFPA’s June 2011 Annual Meeting in Boston, the development of the 2015 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code is already beginning.
The public input period closed on June 22nd and now the Technical Committees responsible for the code are preparing for their First Draft meetings in San Diego next month. The seven technical committees consist of experts in the various fields that are addressed within NFPA 99 including:
- Electrical Systems
- Health Care Emergency Management and Security
- Mechanical Systems
- Medical Equipment
- Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems
- Hyperbaric Facilities
Guests are always welcomed at NFPA technical committee meetings and if you’re in the San Diego area and would like to attend one of the meetings simply let me know. For those who’ll miss out on all of the in-person action but still want to stay informed, the NFPA 99 “Next Edition” tab will contain all of meeting agendas, ballots, and drafts of the revised documents, will keep you up to date with the changes throughout the revision cycle.