It is not too early to begin formulating concepts for the 2021 revision of NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code. Some of the concepts we are advocating in Article 517 for the 2020 revision of National Electrical Code (now being debated among several NEC working groups) may be more effectively placed in NFPA 99; though the concepts belong in either document is an issue over which good minds will disagree.
Several workgroups are already convening ahead of the Public Input meetings in Hiltonhead, SC in January 2018; one of which is examining proposals from Standards Michigan and the American Society of Healthcare Engineering for “rightsizing” the healthcare facility building power supply chain. Access to the work in progress of those working groups is available at this link: 2020 NEC Concepts Landing Page
Public Input Closing Date is June 27, 2018. We will continue collaboration with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee which meets again twice Tuesday, November 21st. Anyone is welcomed to join those teleconferences with the login information provided on the meeting agenda.
Issues: [12-18, [15-97] and [16-101]
Contact: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey, Robert Arno, Josh Elvove, Joe DeRosier, Larry Spielvogel
Previous public input and comment: NFPA 99 Public Input and Comment 2015 Edition Issue 15-97