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Keyes Q&A: Deadbolts, E cylinders, scented wax warmers

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, December 21, 2019

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Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers your questions about life safety compliance. Our editorial advisory board also reviews the Q&A column. Follow Keyes’ blog on life safety at www.keyeslifesafety.com for up-to-date information.  

Deadbolt locks

Q: We have private patient rooms with private bathrooms that have deadbolts with thumb-turn locks SEPARATE from the latching mechanism. It is not the "hotel suite" type. Is this legal?

A: Only if it’s an existing condition, meaning it was installed before July 5, 2016. Section 7.2.1.5.10.6 of the 2012 Life Safety Code® (LSC) allows two releasing operations for existing hardware on a door leaf...

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