Posted on Aug 16, 2011 and tagged: code • NFPA • regulations • ventilation
This is how we interpret these sections. In NFPA 99, 2005
Level 1: Anesthesia is provided. If ANY mechanical ventilation is to be expected, the facility clearly falls within this category.
Level 2: No mechanical ventilation. A common application would be a nursing home, or a hyperbaric chamber.
Level 3: Medical gas is not required to sustain life, such as the gasses in a dental office.