data outlets will be an independent single phase 20 ampere, 125 voltcircuit
serving not more than four duplex receptacles and having a non-shared neutral.
Where a 20 ampere, 125 volt receptacle is incorporated in the same metal box
with a television or data outlet, a partitioned metal box with separate power
and signal conduits will be provided as required (Criteria can be found in
Chapter 11, "Communications."). See Guide Plates for requirements in special
SAFETY RECEPTACLES. Hospital Grade tamper resistant receptacles
will be provided in all hospital areas occupied by children, including
playrooms, baths, toilets, pediatric waiting and pediatric bedrooms.
Receptacles in psychiatric seclusion rooms (patient care areas, wards and
rooms) will also be of the hospital grade tamper resistant type. The safety
receptacles used in these areas will be designed to prevent shock hazards from
metallic objects which might be inserted in the receptacle slots.
Floor maintenance receptacles located
in corridors will be flush mounted and will not be of less than 20-ampere
rating. Determination of receptacle type, voltage, current rating, and
spacing will be coordinated with the Using Service to provide the best
utilization of existing floor maintenance equipment. Provide receptacles
BACK-TO-BACK RECEPTACLES. Outlets installed back-to-back through
walls will be permitted only in rooms or areas where sound control or fire
rating integrity is not required.
RECEPTACLE IDENTIFICATION. Receptacles connected to the emergency
system will be red and may be furnished with either metal or plastic plates.
Metal plates will be finished in baked enamel and acrylic plastic plates will
be impact resistant with integral color. Each device plate will be marked
"EMERGENCY" and will identify the panelboard and circuit number at the top
with steel stamped or silk screened letters not less than 1/4 inch high
Indentation of the steel stamp will be filled with black enamel or acrylic
paint. Silk screened letters will also be of black enamel or acrylic paint.
Pressure sensitive tapes with markings are not acceptable.
All 250 volt receptacles will be furnished
250 VOLT RECEPTACLES.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS (GFCI). Hospital Grade Class
"A"GFCI receptacle protection will be provided at locations required by NFPA-
70 and "WET" locations. GFCI "WILL NOT BE PROVIDED" on circuits serving
10.4.7.9.a WET LOCATIONS. Those areas that are normally subject to wet
conditions, including standing water on the floor, or routine dousing or
drenching of the work area are classified as a wet location. Routine
housekeeping procedures and incidental spillage of liquids do not define a wet
location. GFCI receptacles will be used in the following locations:
Therapeutic pool areas.
Toilet areas with showers.
Staff lockers with toilet areas.
Patient toilet bathrooms.
Staff lounge with kitchen facilities.
Other locations required by NFPA-99.
Receptacles accessible from a building roof.
Damp locations are functional areas infrequently