Health. A condition in which all functions of the body and mind
are "normal" and active.
Health Care Facilities. Buildings or portions of buildings in
which medical, dental, psychiatric, nursing, obstetrical, or
surgical care is provided. Health care facilities include, but
are not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, limited care
facilities, clinics, medical and dental offices, and ambulatory
care centers, whether permanent or movable. (NFPA 99)
Health Facilities Steering Committee (HFSC).
1.4.2). [Note: Header for Section 1.4.2 uses "Healthcare"]
Health Care Occupancies. Health care occupancies are those used
for purposes such as medical or other treatment or care of
persons suffering from physical or mental illness, disease or
infirmity; and for the care of infants, convalescents, or infirm
aged persons. An occupancy used in purposes of medical or other
treatment or care of four or more persons where such occupants
are mostly incapable of self-preservation due to age, physical or
metal disability, or because of security measures not under the
Health care occupancies include:
b) Nursing homes.
c) Limited care facilities.
d) Ambulatory health care centers.
The science of the blood.
High Efficiency Particulate Air.
High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA). Replaceable
filters having a minimum collective efficiency of 99.97 % for 0.3
micron particle. (See Appendix A.)
HHS. United States Department of Health and Human Services.
High Hazard Areas. Areas of structure, buildings, or parts
thereof used for purposes that involve highly combustible, highly
flammable, or explosive products or materials that are likely to
burn with extreme rapidity, or that may produce poisonous fumes
or gases, including highly toxic or noxious alkalis, acids, or
other liquids or chemicals that involve flame, fume, explosive,
poisonous, or irritant hazards; also uses that cause division of
material into fine particles or dust subject to explosion or
spontaneous combustion, and uses that constitute a high fire
hazard because of the form, character, or volume of the material