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Section 24 #101959 03/26/04 11:09 PM
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crash Offline OP
Is a medical clinic considered to be a "Health Care Facility"?

Is an examination room within a clinic considered to be a "Basic Care Area"?

Any information would be helpfull.

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Re: Section 24 #101960 03/27/04 12:19 AM
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twh Offline
Try hostboard.

jeeper knows this stuff and I don't know if he comes here.

Re: Section 24 #101961 03/27/04 04:06 AM
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electricguy Offline
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yes it is and also dental offices it is a patient care enviroment

Re: Section 24 #101962 03/27/04 01:33 PM
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CRM Offline
Yes, I believe clinic and dentist examination rooms are patient care areas, if you have an internet search program, type CSA Standard Z32, a lot of good information comes up on wiring methods for section 24.

Re: Section 24 #101963 03/27/04 04:05 PM
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Tony Moscioni Offline
Questions have risen as to what areas are now covered under the “Health Care Facilities” definitions of the 2002 Ontario Electrical Safety Code.


Traditionally, Section 24 was limited to inside Hospital facilities. As health care treatment changes, so do the locations that these treatments take place.

The introduction of the 2002 Code saw the scope of 24-000 changed from “Hospitals” to “ Health Care Facilities”.

Further examination of the definitions in this section shows that this change includes a number of additional facilities that are now required to meet the requirements of Section 24. This would include almost anywhere health related services are delivered.

This change from "hospital(s)" to "health care facility(ies)" has been made throughout Section 24 and Appendix B, to harmonize Section 24 with the CAN/CSA-Z32.

The CSA, Z32 Standard provides a variety of examples of such health care facilities, and in addition to hospitals these examples include surgical, outpatient and doctor's clinics, dentist offices, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities.

The standard further subdivides health care facilities into three separate classes as follows:

Health care facility, Class A - a hospital,.....

Health care facility, Class B - a facility where residents, as a result of physical or mental disabilities, are unable to function independently .....

Health care facility, Class C - a facility where ambulatory patients are accommodated on the basis of medical need and are provided with supportive, diagnostic, and treatment services.

Tony Moscioni
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Re: Section 24 #101964 03/27/04 05:36 PM
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twh Offline
Tony: Sorry about referring this to the other message board. I never stopped to think who the moderator here is. I guess I lost my head.


Re: Section 24 #101965 03/27/04 08:42 PM
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crash Offline OP
Thanks for the information guys. Especially the information on the change in the scope of section 24.

Re: Section 24 #101966 04/01/04 02:54 PM
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ggardiner Offline
Tony does the section you quoted from the Ontario code book relate to the rest of Canadas interputations?

Re: Section 24 #101967 04/01/04 05:29 PM
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Tony Moscioni Offline
Yes . . .


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