In April of 2001, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued directives in the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities which formalized the Pre-construction Risk Assessment (PCRA) and Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) process. Later that same year, The Joint Commission adopted the AIA guidelines as part of their regulations and established an enforcement date of January 2002. Since that time, healthcare facilities have been required to use the AIA guidelines and to provide documentation of compliance.
This white paper reviews the elements of compliance and identifies a solution for maintaining PCRA documentation that has been successfully implemented at a leading teaching and research hospital in the United States.
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