Submit your comments on FGI proposals before Dec. 12

Draft versions of the 2018 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines documents are available for review and public comment through Monday, Dec. 12. ASHE encourages members to review the drafts and submit comments.

Topics ASHE members may want to review include:

  • Planning, design, and construction
    • Sustainable design (1.2-5.2)
    • Design considerations for accommodation of patients of size (1.2-5.4)
    • Emergency preparedness and management (1.2-5.5)
  • Common elements in hospital and outpatient facilities:
    • Accommodations for care of patients of size (2.1-2.3 and 3.1-2)
    • Accommodations for telemedicine services (2.1-3.2.4 and 3.1-3.2.4)
    • Pre- and post-procedure patient care areas (2.1-3.4 and 3.1-3.4)
    • Sterile processing (2.1-5.1 and 3.1-5.1)
  • Similar areas in hospital and outpatient facilities:
    • Procedure room (2.2-3.3, 3.7-3.2, and Chapter 3.8)
    • Operating rooms (2.2-3.3.3 and 3.7-3.4)
    • Hybrid operating room (2.2-3.3.4)
    • Imaging services (2.2-3.4 – to be inserted in the OP book so note anything you think is beyond minimum for outpatient facilities)
  • Mobile and transportable units (Chapter 3.13)
  • Table 1.2-3: Categorization of Hospital Sites by Exterior Ambient Sound with Design Criteria for Sound Isolation of Exterior Shell in New Construction
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Room (2.1-3.2.5)
  • Waste Management (2.1-5.4)
  • Heated potable water distribution systems (2.1-
  • Communications Systems (2.1-8.5)
  • Tables in Chapter 2.1
  • LDR and LDRP Rooms (2.2-2.11.3)
  • Pre- and Postoperative Patient Care (2.2-3.3.5)
  • Table 2.2-1/3.1-4: Classification of Room Types for Imaging, Invasive, and Percutaneous Procedures
  • Specific Requirements for Rehabilitation Hospitals and Other Facilities (Chapter 2.6)

The 2018 edition of the Guidelines will be published in three separate documents: the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals; the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities, and the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.

Please submit your comments by December 12.