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§ 72649. Gases for Medical Use.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 6. Physical Plant (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72649
§ 72649. Gases for Medical Use.
(a) Gases for medical use covered by this section are: carbon dioxide, cyclopropane, ethylene, helium, nitrous oxide, oxygen, helium-oxygen mixtures and carbon dioxide-oxygen mixtures.
(b) Provision shall be made for safe handling and storage of medical gas cylinders.
(c) Transfer of gas by facility personnel from one cylinder to another shall not be permitted.
(d) The piped oxygen or nitrous oxide system(s) shall be tested in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Bulletin, NFPA No. 56F, Nonflammable Medical Gas Systems, 1973, by the National Fire Protection Association, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, and a written report shall be maintained in each of the following instances:
(1) Upon completion of initial installation.
(2) Whenever changes are made to a system.
(3) Whenever the integrity of a system has been breached.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 4/22/22 Register 2022, No. 16
22 CCR § 72649, 22 CA ADC § 72649
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