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National Fire Protection Association

NFPA-99: What and Where to Test: All electrical equipment appliances used for diagnostic, therapeutic, or monitoring purposes of patients located in areas where patients are intended to be examined or treated.

NFPA-99: Documentation: The minimum acceptable documentation should identify what was tested when it was tested and whether it performed successfully


All appliances used in patient care areas shall be tested before being put into service for the first time. Patient-care-related electrical appliances shall be retested at these intervals:

  • General Care Area - Every 12 Months

  • Critical Care Area - Every 6 Months

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