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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 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

Update on the 2014 Guidelines revision cycle: The 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities was published in March 2014. Visit the FGI website to purchase the document. The inaugural edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities was published in June 2014. Read more about the new residential standard on the FGI website.

ASHE has been gathering information about state adoption of the FGI Guidelines and has published a map (updated 5/27/14) illustrating which edition various states have adopted to regulate hospital construction. This map eventually will be interactive, allowing users to learn more about how each state employs the Guidelines, including other facility types for which the state applies the documents. When this feature is available, an announcement will appear in the ASHE Insider, ASHE's weekly electronic newsletter for members.

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