Code Hunter — Healthcare Facilities

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To play this game, you need a sharp eye, a quick mind, and a 2017 National Electrical Code book.

(Fill-in-the-blank questions are looking for the exact words) used in the NEC).

1. __________. The person or persons who have the overall legal responsibility for the operation of a health care facility.
 
 
 
 
2. Critical care (__________) spaces shall be served only by a Type 1 essential electrical system.
 
 
 
 
3. It shall be permitted to control task illumination on the __________ branch.
 
 
 
 
4. __________. The hazard current of a given isolated system with all devices, including the line isolation monitor, connected.
 
 
 
 
5. Fuel cell systems shall be permitted to serve as the alternate source for all or part of a(n) __________ electrical system, …
 
 
 
 
6. The grounding terminals of __________ receptacles installed in branch circuits for patient care spaces shall be connected to an insulated equipment grounding conductor in accordance with 250.146(D) in addition to the equipment grounding conductor path required in 517.13(A)
 
 
 
 
7. The division between the branches shall occur at transfer switches where more than one __________ is required.
 
 
 
 
8. The life safety branch of the essential electrical system must always meet the requirements of Article 700, regardless of any rules found in Article 517.
 
 
9. Hospital power sources and alternate power sources are allowed to serve the essential electrical systems of facilities on the same site.
 
 
10. Wiring of the life safety branch and the critical branch is never permitted to occupy the same raceways, boxes, or cabinets of other circuits that are not part of the branch.
 
 

 

 

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Christel Hunter is vice president of engineering for Cerro Wire. Chris is a senior associate member of IAEI and serves as a board member for the Southern Nevada Chapter of IAEI, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, and the Las Vegas Section of IEEE. Chris also serves on NEC CMP-6 and CMP-13 and NFPA 921. Chris is a Certified Standards Professional, Master Electrician, and LEED Accredited Professional.