Office of Special Licensing
Architectural Reviews & Life Safety Code Inspections
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) conducts architectural reviews to ensure new and renovated health care and child care facilities are built to applicable codes and standards.
Reviews are initiated through an application process and there is a separate fee involved for this critical step in the licensing process.
- Architectural Review Application
- Sprinkler Requirement for Long Term Care Facilities
- City/County Authority Clearance Form for Assisted Living Facilities
The ADHS conducts annual and periodic Life Safety Code inspections to ensure on-going compliance with applicable fire codes, environmental standards and safe utilization of facilities.
Visit the web site of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for read-only access to the NFPA codes and standards referenced in our state's statutes and/or regulations.
Notice of Upcoming Changes to be Made to the Guidelines for Health care Facilities
The Facility Guidelines Institute has posted a draft manuscript of the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities. A press release requesting public comments has been posted on the FGI website and the comment period will run from June 4th to November 22nd 2012.
To read and comment on the draft of the 2014 Guidelines go to: www.fgiguidelines.net/comments.
Please forward this notice to any interested parties and organizations that may want to be involved in this posting.
The federal government issues recalls on dangerous and defective equipment. The listing below is by no means exhaustive and providers are responsible for knowing if any equipment in use has been recalled, even if it is not listed below.