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Are non-rated corridor door or 20 minute corridor doors in a non-rated wall required to be inspected annually in a healthcare occupancy?

Question asked by Scott Fox on Mar 2, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2017 by Milton Werner

Since CMS has adopted the 2012 LSC and now hospitals are required to complete annual inspection on door assemblies.  NFPA 105, 2010 defines  that smoke door assembly is Any combination of door, frame, hardware, and any other accessories that together restrict smoke movement through door openings by limiting the amount of air that can pass through the assembly.  NFPA 101, 2012 states; 19.3.6.3.1* Doors protecting corridor openings in other than required enclosures of vertical openings, exits, or hazardous areas shall be doors constructed to resist the passage of smoke and shall be constructed of materials such as the following:

(1) 13⁄4 in. (44 mm) thick, solid-bonded core wood

(2) Material that resists fire for a minimum of 20 minutes

The question is are corridor doors that are non-rated or 20 minute corridor doors in a non-rated wall subject to meeting NFPA 105, 2010; 5.2.1.1 in healthcare occupancies?

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