|Building Construction Type and Height|
Building construction type and stories meets Table 184.108.40.206, unless otherwise permitted by 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168
1 I (442), I (332), II (222) Any number of stories
non-sprinklered and sprinklered
2 II (111) One story non-sprinklered
Maximum 3 stories sprinklered
3 II (000) Not allowed non-sprinklered
4 III (211) Maximum 2 stories sprinklered
5 IV (2HH)
6 V (111)
7 III (200) Not allowed non-sprinklered
8 V (000) Maximum 1 story sprinklered
Sprinklered stories must be sprinklered throughout by an approved, supervised automatic system in accordance with section 9.7. (See 19.3.5)
Give a brief description, in REMARKS, of the construction, the number of stories, including basements, floors on which patients are located, location of smoke or fire barriers and dates of approval. Complete sketch or attach small floor plan of the building as appropriate.
Name: SKIILED NURSING - Component: 01 - Tag: 0161
Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain building construction requirements, affecting five of five smoke compartments.
1. Observation on February 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., revealed the building story height exceeded the maximum allowable number of stories for this type of construction.
Exit interview with facility representatives #1 and #2 on February 25, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., confirmed the building construction height.
| ||Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/07/2020|
Facilities Director/designee intends to resubmit our petition for reclassification of building structure and type to the PA DOH DSI. This petition had been submitted in May 2019, but subsequently withdrawn in July 2019 after consultation with the PA DOH DSI and holding belief that the option to use a pre-existing 2001 FSES would be reinstated by CMS. Since despite, commentary in support of the reinstatement had been received by CMS, no action has been taken on the matter to date, thus requiring a change in our position in regards to a mitigation plan. The core point of the petition is the request to change building structure and type classification from Type III(200) to two-story with a basement. When classified by strict definition of 2012 NFPA 101, Paragraphs 22.214.171.124 (1) and 4.6.3(1) and (2), the structure should be considered a two-story structure with basement since the Level of Exit Discharge (LED) is actually located at the 2st Floor and not the Basement/Ground Floor.