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Bureau of Medical Facilities 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.

Note: Information above provided in PDF files.

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.

New Guidelines for Health Care Facilities

The Facility Guidelines Institute is developing new Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.

Recalls

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.