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Questions & Answers

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, February 1, 2009

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Q. Our ambulatory surgical center occupies the second floor of a two-story building, and the building is not completely protected by sprinklers. The stairwells discharge into the first floor, not to the exterior of the building.

Is this compliant? If not, is there something we can do to remedy the situation?

A. No, this situation doesn’t comply with the LSC. Per the exception to 7.7.2(2), the only way stairs may discharge to the interior of a floor without sprinklers is through a vestibule.

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