Facility Guidelines Institute
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1998 to provide leadership and continuity to the development and publication of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. FGI functions as a contractual, fundraising, and coordinating entity for the quad-annual Guidelines revision process, supporting the work of the independent Health Guidelines Revision Committee in its goal to update and improve the content of the Guidelines document to encourage its adoption and use. FGI uses revenue from sales of the Guidelines document to support the revision process and to fund research that can inform the Guidelines development process. For more information, visit the FGI website at www.fgiguidelines.org.
Update on the 2014 Guidelines revision cycle: The 2014 Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) met for the third and final time in April 2013. The HGRC members reviewed the comments submitted during the public comment period and finalized content for the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities and for the inaugural edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. Read more about the new residential standard on the FGI website.
ASHE has been working to gather information about state adoption of the FGI Guidelines and has published a map illustrating adoption of different editions of the acute care document. This map eventually will be interactive, allowing users to learn more about how each state employs the Guidelines document. When this feature is available, an announcement will appear in the ASHE Insider, ASHE's weekly electronic newsletter for members.