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Handrails in Healthcare Hallways and Patient Room Doors

Question asked by Yvette Valiente on Jan 22, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2018 by Milton Werner

2 Questions for new long term care unit

1.  Hand Rails in hallway:  Are the measurements taken from wall to wall or from the end of the hand rail to handrail?  If we have an 8 ft hallway, do the hand rails count as an obstruction?

 

2.  For patient rooms in a fire compartment...do the doors also have to be smoke proof for the patient rooms?  Our proposed doors are 2 parts to expand the exit in the event of an emergency beyond the required 36 inches. 

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