utility electrical service intended to provide power during
interruption of service normally provided by the generating
facilities on the premises.
Able to walk; not confined to bed.
Ambulatory Care. The examination, diagnosis, treatment and
proper disposition of all categories of eligible inpatients and
out patients presenting themselves to the various ambulatory care
specialty and/or subspecialty clinics.
Ambulatory Care Clinic. An entity or unit of a medical or dental
treatment facility that is organized and staffed to provide
healthcare and holds regular hours in a designated place.
Ambulatory Health Care Center. A building or part thereof used
to provide services or treatment to four or more patients at the
same time and meeting either (a) or (b) below. Ambulatory health
care centers exhibit some of the occupancy characteristics of
business occupancies and some of the characteristics of health
care facilities. Ambulatory care medical clinics and similar
facilities that are contiguous to health care occupancies but are
primarily intended to provide outpatient services may be
classified as ambulatory care occupancy provided the facilities
are separated from health care occupancies by not less than 2-
hour fire-resistive construction.
a) Those facilities that provide, on an outpatient basis,
treatment for patients that would render them incapable
of taking action for self-preservation under emergency
conditions without assistance from others, such as
hemodialysis units or freestanding emergency medical
b) Those facilities that provide on an outpatient basis
surgical treatment requiring general anesthesia.
Average Maximum Ride Time.
Anesthesia. Partial or complete loss of sensation, with or
without consciousness, as a result of drug, disease, or injury.
Anesthetic. Applies to any inhalation agent used to produce
relative analgesia or general anesthesia.
Anesthetizing Location. Any area of the facility that has been
designated to be used for the administration of any flammable or
nonflammable inhalation anesthetic agents in the course of
examination or treatment including the use of such agents for
ANSI. American National Standards Institute.