New policy – major renovations for reasons of maintenance or restoration

A new policy addresses the physical design requirements for facilities undergoing major renovations for reasons of maintenance or restoration following significant structure damage (e.g. from flood or fire). 

Before renovations for the purposes of maintenance or restoration are undertaken, the facility medical director must provide written notification to the NHMSFAP committee. The committee will then determine which standards apply. 

In addition, all restoration, renovation and maintenance projects must adhere to CSA Z317.13 Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities, as amended from time to time.

Read Major Renovations for Reasons of Maintenance or Restoration and other NHMSFAP policies here.