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Standards FAQ Details


Life Safety (LS) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)

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Updated | November 24, 2008
Q. Are evacuation maps required to be posted in health care organizations? If so, where and how many are needed?

A. Neither Joint Commission standards nor the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code require that evacuation maps be posted in hospitals or other health care occupancies. However, there have been cases where the local or state fire marshals have required such maps. If another authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) mandates the posting of such maps, then the Joint Commission would expect compliance with that AHJ.