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Proposed Modification to the Florida Building Code

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									Proposed Modification to the Florida Building Code
Modification #:                          Section 553.73, Fla Stat

Name:           Monica Ross
Address:        2555 Shumard Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, FL
E-mail:         Monica.ross@dca.state.fl.us
Phone:          850-922-9160
Fax:            850-414-8436
Code:           Building
Section #:      Chapter 4

Text of Modification [additions underlined; deletions stricken]:

420.3.3.6 Soiled utility or soiled holding room(s) shall be provided. The soiled utility
function shall be comprised of a flushing rim clinical service sink with bedpan rinsing
device, a double compartment sink, soiled linen receptacles, waste receptacles and a
work counter with a usable minimum work surface area of 6 square feet (0.56 m2). The
total minimum size of the function shall be 80 square feet (7.43 m2) and may be allocated
among several soiled utility or soiled holding rooms. Rooms used only for the holding of
soiled materials need contain only a hand washing facility. All rooms utilized for the
holding of soiled materials shall meet the requirements for hazardous areas as required
by NFPA 101, Life Safety Code as adopted by FFPC.

423.14.2.1 Emergency rescue windows:
Windows for emergency rescue shall comply with NFPA 101 as adopted by FFPC, shall
be operable from the inside by a single operation, and shall be labeled “EMERGENCY
RESCUE–KEEP AREA CLEAR.”

423.27.9.1 Rescue.
Windows for emergency rescue shall comply with NFPA 101 as adopted by FFPC, shall
be operable from the inside by a single operation and shall be labeled “EMERGENCY
RESCUE–KEEP AREA CLEAR.”

423.27.10.1 Interior walls and ceilings.
Interior wall and ceiling finishes in classrooms and other student use spaces shall be
Class A or B as defined in NFPA 101 as adopted by FFPC. Corridor finishes shall be
Class A. Formaldehyde levels shall not exceed the minimum HUD standards for
manufactured housing.

427.2.2.1 Fire safety.
      427.2.2.1.1
      Residential treatment facilities shall comply with all applicable federal, state and
      local fire safety standards as follows:
      1.      Level IA licensed facilities shall comply with the fire codes contained in
              Chapter 69A-3, Fire Prevention-General Provisions, Florida Administrative
              Code, as described in the NFPA 101 Chapters 18 and 19, Special
              Definitions as adopted by FFPC, as applicable to limited health care
              facilities.

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        2.      For facility Level IB, which may have no more than three residents
                incapable of self-preservation, and for facility Levels II, III, IV and V, which
                may have no residents incapable of self-preservation, each resident record
                shall have a signed statement by a physician or licensed psychologist
                regarding the resident’s capability of self-preservation.

        3.      Facility Levels IB, II, III, IV and V shall have a prompt evacuation capability.

427.1.3.1 Building construction requirements.
      427.1.3.1.1
      Construction, additions, refurbishing, renovations, and alterations to existing
      facilities shall comply with the following codes and standards:
      1.       The building codes described in the Florida Building Code;
      2.       The fire codes contained in Chapter 69A-44, “Minimum Fire Safety
               Standards for Residential Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and
               Prevention Programs, Mental Health Residential Treatment Facilities and
               Crisis Stabilization Units,” Florida Administrative Code, as described in the
               NFPA 101 Chapters 18 and 19, Special Definitions, as adopted by FFPC,
               as applicable to limited health care facilities, which is included by reference
               in Chapter 59A-3, Florida Administrative Code.

427.1.4.1.1 New facility construction.
New facility construction and additions, refurbishing, renovations and alterations to
existing facilities shall comply with the following codes and standards:
1.     The building codes described in the Florida Building Code.
2.     The fire codes contained in Chapter 69A-44, “Minimum Fire Safety Standards for
       Residential Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs, Mental
       Health Residential Treatment Facilities and Crisis Stabilization Units,” Florida
       Administrative Code, as described in the NFPA 101, Chapters 12 and 13“Special
       Definitions,” as adopted by FFPC, as applicable to limited health care facilities,
       which is included by reference in Chapter 59A-3, Florida Administrative Code.
3.     The accessibility requirements of Chapter 11 of the Florida Building Code,
Building.

427.1.4.2.13
All CSUs and SRTs equipped with electronic locks on internal doors or egress doors shall
ensure that such locks have manual common key mechanical override that will operate in
the event of a power failure or fire. Egress pathways and doors shall be locked as
provided for in the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101 Chapter 12, as incorporated by reference
in Chapter 59A-3, Florida Administrative Code as adopted by FFPC.

427.1.4.13.2
Kitchens shall comply with Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code, Food
Preparation and Sanitation Requirements, as well as the 1985 NFPA 101, Chapters 12
and 13, Fire Safety Requirements as incorporated by reference in Chapter 59A3, Florida
Administrative Code as adopted by FFPC. Kitchens shall be designed with flow-through
type operation where food arriving is immediately placed into dry storage or freezer units
without walking through food preparation areas. The flow-through type system would
provide for the preparation of food, serving and dishes returned with garbage and waste
going out to an adjacent dumpster and can wash with water collection curbing and drain.
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A concrete pad shall be provided for the trash dumpster and garbage truck entrance.


Fiscal Impact Statement [Provide documentation of the costs and benefits of the
proposed modifications to the code for each of the following entities. Cost data
should be accompanied by a list of assumptions and supporting documentation.
Explain expected benefits.]:

A. Impact to local entity relative to enforcement of code:
Editorial change to be consistent with FFPC


B.  Impact to building and property owners relative to cost of compliance with
    code:
No cost impact


C. Impact to industry relative to cost of compliance with code:
No cost impact


Rationale [Provide an explanation of why you would like this Proposed
Modification to the Florida Building Code.]:
Editorial change to clarity and enhance the Code


Please explain how the proposed modification meets the following requirements:
1. Has a reasonable and substantial connection with the health, safety, and
      welfare of the general public:
Clarifies and enhance the Code

2.    Strengthens or improves the code, and provides equivalent or better
      products, methods, or systems of construction:
Clarifies and enhance the Code

3.  Does not discriminate against materials, products, methods, or systems of
    construction of demonstrated capabilities:
Does not

4. Does not degrade the effectiveness of the code:
Does not




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Section for DCA Only
Committee Action:

Committee Reason:

Commission Action:

Commission Reason:




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