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Nurse Call System Requirements

NFPA 99 & UL 1069 Nurse Call Equipment for Assisted Living

Designing a new assisted living facility? Upgrading an outdated nurse call system at a senior center? Whatever the building codes are in your area, Cornell supplies the NFPA 99 and ANIS/UL 1069 code compliant nurse call and emergency communication systems you may need to protect your residents. Contact the best nurse call system manufacturers at Cornell for help with:

As a partner with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Cornell is committed to designing and delivering safe, secure and effective emergency communication systems for nursing homes and assisted living centers across the country. Our nurse call systems meet NFPA 99, ANSI/UL 1069 and other major codes for long-term care and senior living facilities nationwide.

Navigating & Understanding Nursing Home Call System Regulations

NFPA 99 Comliant Nurse Call System for Nursing HomesNursing home and skilled care facilities have to follow national building codes to meet nurse call system requirements. But state, county and even city laws can impact the design and implementation of your nurse call system. When building codes and nursing home requirements change, contact the professionals at Cornell to upgrade your nurse call system. We make sure all our systems remain up to date with the latest regulations.

There may be different nurse call regulations based on if your facility is classified as:

In some states, senior housing facilities are grouped with nursing homes, continuing care, hospitals, and other institutions—sometimes requiring them to install expensive equipment they don’t really need. In other states, assisted living facilities have separate regulations. Cornell can design the right nurse call system for your facility based on local requirements. The right system will meet your local requirements without wasting valuable space or budget.

Follow Building Codes to Keep Residents Safe and Families Happy

Even if your state doesn’t require a nurse call system for assisted living centers, it is in your best interest to install one anyway. These extra safety measures improve staff response times, save lives in an emergency, and give you a leg up on your competition. When helping elderly relatives find a safe place to live, will families choose the facility that barely meets the state’s minimum requirements or the one with an above-and-beyond, state-of-the-art emergency Cornell communication system?

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NFPA 99 Code Call RequirementsRegulations of NFPA 99 Nurse Call Systems

Nurse call system regulation falls into two categories:

  1. Clinical regulations on protocol and procedures for code events
  2. NFPA 99 Codes regulating physical architecture, operation characteristics and implementation

All wireless nurse call systemsmobile nurse call systems and wired nurse call systems from Cornell are built to comply with NFPA 99 regulations. Most states rely on NFPA 99, but some have their own rules and supplements. NFPA 99, NFPA 70, state and local regulations all apply. While Cornell Communications is dedicated to creating code compliant nurse call systems, it is the customer's responsibility to ensure their facility meets all codes.

How to Follow NFPA 99 Code Call Regulations with Cornell

UL 1069 Compliant Nurse Call System ComponentsCode Call Initiation

Code Call Notification

Expected Response Time

Ensure your facility meets all the NFPA 99 code call regulations for initiation, notification, and expected response time by using a custom Cornell nurse call system.

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ANSI/UL 1069 Nurse Call System RequirementsUL 1069 Nurse Call System

The ANSI/UL 1069 details construction, performance, reliability and safety of nurse call system components. NFPA 99 guidelines define four different building categories:

All hard-wired nurse call system parts from Cornell Communications meet ANSI/UL 1069 requirements.

View PDF on 7000 Series audio UL 1069 nurse call system specs.

View PDF on 4000 Series audio UL 1069 nurse call system specs. 

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ADA Compliant Nurse Call Systems for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dictates what nursing homes, assisted living centers, and retirement communities must do for residents with varying levels of disabilities. In particular, Title III of the ADA applies to any facility of “public accommodation”. Comprehensive nurse call systems are one way to meet ADA requirements. Depending on your residents and staff, you may need a mixture of audible and visual systems. Cornell can provide a free quote for a custom ADA-compliant nurse call system based on your facility needs.

Get a Free Quote on Emergency and Nurse Call Systems

NFPA 99 Nurse Call Systems

Cornell provides components for nurse call systems, area of rescue systems, door monitoring, and more. Get a quote on your whole new system or order replacement parts online, including:

Not sure what you need? Our representatives are happy to help you any time. We will help you determine which components are necessary for your type of facility in order to meet ADA, NFPA 99, ANSI/UL 1069, and local regulations. Request your FREE nurse call system quote from Cornell online today.

Nurse Call System Comparison  Contact Emergency Communications Manufacturers  Nurse Call System Design Installation

Contact Cornell Communications for help with nurse call system regulations for assisted living and nursing homes.

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