This Standard specifies requirements for telecommunications
infrastructure for healthcare facilities (e.g. hospitals, clinics).
It specifies cabling, cabling topologies, and cabling distances.
Additionally, pathways and spaces (e.g. sizing and location), and
ancillary requirements are addressed. Telecommunications cabling
specified by this standard is intended to support a wide range of
healthcare facilities and systems.
In addition to telecommunication systems, the telecommunications
cabling specified by this standard is intended to support a wide
range of clinical and non-clinical systems (RFID, BAS, nurse call,
security, access control, pharmaceutical inventory, etc.),
particularly those which utilize or can utilize IP-based