2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities (Paperb
For the 2018 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction documents, the Facility Guidelines Institute developed three books: a volume for hospitals, a new volume for outpatient facilities, and the volume for residential health, care, and support facilities. Each provides basic information on planning, design, construction, and commissioning as well as minimum design requirements for particular facility types. The Guidelines requirements were updated to keep up with changes in health care delivery; to clarify and align requirements, where applicable, between all three Guidelines documents; and to allow flexibility in design to support development of facilities that will meet the needs of owners and their communities over the long term. The 2018 edition introduces the new Outpatient Guidelines document. Flexible enough to address a wide variety of outpatient facility projects, this inaugural publication was conceived to meet the needs of the U.S. health care industry and address the evolving nature of outpatient facilities. The document provides minimum design standards for a variety of outpatient facility types, including general and specialty medical services facilities, outpatient imaging facilities, birth centers, urgent care facilities, infusion centers, outpatient surgery facilities, freestanding emergency facilities, endoscopy facilities, renal dialysis centers, outpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, mobile/transportable medical units, and dental facilities. Guidance is provided for applying the Guidelines to outpatient facilities of numerous types, both freestanding and part of existing facilities, including those not specifically addressed in the document.