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Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, May 1, 2010

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A. Yes, there are a few issues you need to address before you proceed. 

First let me say that there is nothing wrong with a single wall having several functions. A wall that serves as a barrier for a suite of rooms and a smoke compartment is actually quite common and normally not a problem. You just have to be sure that the wall, and all the openings in the wall, meet the requirements for each purpose. 

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