This is a serious question (not a joke).
Is a Brazilian butt lift considered to be an invasive procedure, as defined in Article 517 - Critical Care (Category 1) Space?
I would say YES since it is an invasive procedure and here is the widely used definition of that term.
"invasive procedure listen (in-VAY-siv proh-SEE-jer)A medical procedure that invades (enters) the body, usually by cutting or puncturing the skin or by inserting instruments into the body."
So if it incorporates liposuction in the redirection of fat (sounds nasty but ok) to other areas of the body then it would be a potential for disaster while the patient is under anesthesia. I would call it a Critical Care (Category 1) space where this procedure is performed. Again as I stated in another post about Art 517, I know of stories where deaths have occurred during these liposuction procedures have taken place.
Thank you Paul. I'm aware of what invasive means, but I'm sure that they are going to come back at me with, "we are just doing cosmetic procedures - nothing that deals with life safety." I studied up on Brazilian butt lift last night and you are correct - there are at least 3000 deaths per year for this procedure when using general anesthesia and less than that when using local anesthesia.
Most certainly, my friend, I knew you were square on it. I figured I would add it for others edification as they read this post in the future and wonder the same thing. As for the Butt Lift maybe I will get one....Nah no one cares about my butt and the risks are too high...LOL....Be Well my friend.
These (the lipo procedures you asked about in three posts) also fall into the "wet" procedure category, and require full OR type construction based on the intent definition given me by a Code panel member when I was doing medical/dental facilities and had an AHJ question my choices of construction (Code sections).
Per NEC 2017 Section 517.2
"Any procedure that penetrates the protective surfaces of a patient's body (i.e. skin, mucous membrane, cornea) and that is performed with an aseptic field (procedural site). Not included in this category are placement of peripheral intravenous needles or catheters used to administer fluids and/or medications, gastrointestinal endoscopies, (i.e., sigmoidoscopies), insertion of urethral catheters, and other similar procedures."
From NFPA_99 "Health Care Facilities Code"
Now in section 3.3.87 of NFPA_99 2018
The problem I'm running into is that the design professional is stating that the patient would be unable to walk, but failure of equipment would not be likely to cause major injury or death. So I think we may need to elaborate on the definition of Critical Care (Category 1).
Been dying to say this today.....We eagerly await your Public Comment in 2023...;)
But might want a Public Input First...LOL...my bad.....or maybe submittal to NFPA 99 first is the most accurate course of action for that change.
It opens up sooner than that, correct?
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