CODES: Deterring Elopement in Health Care Facilities

By: Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CPR, FDAI, FDHI
Blog:,  September 2018

In nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities where patients with dementia reside, prevention of patient wandering away undetected often conflict with life safety code requirements. What are the code-compliant options?

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CODES: Interpretations of 2018 Guidelines Issued

The first interpretations of the language of the 2018 Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities have been issued to clarify several issues.

FGI Guideline Interpretations