Just wondering if there is any specific code requirement for such TV's, as in do they need to be UL listed for health care facilities with a 3 prong cord? I have been unable to locate anything specific in articles 517 or 810.
The only requirement that I know if is that the TV must get the history channel so people can watch Pawn Stars.
I pulled this off the Cleveland Clinic website:
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) provides a standard certification for the safety
of consumer television hardware from risk of fire, burn, and electrical shock, etc.
The UL provides additional requirements and restrictions on devices intended to
operate in challenging or high risk environments such as outdoor/wet locations, in-wall
or under‐cabinet mounting, connecting TVs to a network, and healthcare
facilities. There are some differences in the qualifications of consumer and hospital
grade devices, most of which are intended to enhance safety in a hospital setting
when the TV has components that will be in the vicinity of the patient or in the
UL does not formally designate requirements for ‘commercial grade’ though many
manufacturers produce products in this class. Commercial grade may imply a
different set of available connectors, improved durability or reliability, and/or more
or fewer core features (for example, some commercial displays do not include a
Healthcare facilities are required by CMS to insure a safe environment for
employees, patients, and visitors. The hospital is not specifically required to use UL
hospital grade equipment, but should evaluate where they may be appropriate.
Note that it may be possible for a device to meet the specific requirements in this
standard without achieving (or pursuing) UL Hospital Grade Listing. It may also be
possible that a hospital grade TV does not meet the standards set forth in this
document (for example, a hospital grade TV is allowed to lack a nurse call
A decision tree will be utilized to provide guidance on the selection of TV type due to
safety concerns (see below). Note that the guidance provided by this tree may be
modified by requirements outside of safety concerns. For example, a wall‐mounted
TV in a low‐acuity patient room does not demand hospital grade certification for
safety reasons, however, it is likely that a hospital grade TV will be deployed due to
the need for nurse call integration (a feature that is uncommon in consumer TVs)."
UL 60065 Annex Q is the specific standard covering Television and Video products in a Healthcare environment.
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