Corridor doors leading to patient rooms are specifically addressed by both NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code, and the International Building Code. These doors play a critical role in the protection of patients in hospitals and nursing homes.
Wide Bottom Rail No Protrusions
Manual doors on an accessible route must have a smooth surface on the push side with no protruding hardware within 10 inches of the floor or ground.
No Maneuvering Clearance
If an automatic operator is installed to overcome a maneuvering clearance issue on the egress side, the 2010 ADA requires standby power for the operator. Photo: SAS Architects