ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
dsk 13
Admin 8
doc 3
Recent Posts
Bathroom electrical
by doc. 08/19/17 06:53 AM
electircal ageing test on IPC
by SIAME. 08/15/17 02:43 AM
electrical aging test on IPC
by gfretwell. 08/15/17 12:27 AM
"Line level" audio on Cat 5?
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:39 PM
Fire alarm phone lines and color coding
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:26 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
239,961 Are you busy
175,549 Re: Forum
167,802 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (dougwells), 59 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#54244 - 07/22/05 10:35 AM Patient Care Areas  
bdh45  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 2
The Governing body is responsible for the designation of these areas. Isn't that the fox minding the hen house scenario? Do massage therapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, or physical therapists have patient care areas. Are there any set guidelines that will determine what facility will be classified as a patient care area?


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#54245 - 07/22/05 11:55 AM Re: Patient Care Areas  
SolarPowered  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 625
Palo Alto, CA, USA
The chiropractors I've been to use electrical muscle-stim devices as part of their treatment. For those who've never experienced them, they tape electrodes across musceles they want to stimulate, and apply a mild electric current.

I understand that the same sort of things are used by physical therapists.

I'd say that there is no question whatsoever that chiropractors' and physical thereapists' offices should be treated a "patient care areas"--they absolutely use electrical equipment that is potentially lethal.

I've never known a massage therapist to use anthing electrical other than a boom box for playing relaxing music.

I have no clue about podiatrists, except that I suspect they use X-ray equipment.


#54246 - 07/22/05 04:52 PM Re: Patient Care Areas  
Alan Nadon  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
Elkhart, IN. USA
I use two general criteria to make the determination.
First do they list themselves as Doctor ?
Second do they bill insurance companies for their treatment ?
The type of equipment used is not a determining factor since psychiatrist and eye doctors are included in 517 requirements.
Alan--Inspector.


Alan--
If it was easy, anyone could do it.


Member Spotlight
cookcc
cookcc
California ,Long Beach
Posts: 28
Joined: May 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7521 MB (Peak: 0.8777 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-08-20 00:26:50 UTC