Medical Gas: NFPA 99

2015 Webinar Series
NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 Edition
Changes in the Medical Gas and Vacuum System Requirements
Original Air Date: December 9, 2015

Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

This one-hour webinar covers the changes to the medical gas and vacuum system requirements in the NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 edition. In addition, a brief synopsis of new technologies in medical gas and vacuum systems are provided. The webinar reviews the important changes to the medical gas and vacuum system requirements including the following:

  • NFPA Definitions and Applicability of the Code
  • Central Supply System and Equipment Changes
  • Pipeline Distribution System and Components Changes
  • Alarm Warning Systems Changes
  • Performance Criteria and Testing Changes
  • Operation, Management, and Documentation

At the conclusing of the webinar attendees will be able to describe the changes to the requirements in NFPA 99, 2015 edition and be able to identify new technologies available in the medical gas and vacuum system industry.


The Presenter: Jonathan Willard, CPD

williardJonathan C. Willard is the president and co-owner of AMG Services, which is a comprehensive health care, environmental, laboratory, and research gas and vacuum system services company. He has worked in the medical gas and health care and institutional construction industry for 20 years. In addition to being one of a handful of individuals holding all of the ASSE 6000 medical gas certifications, he is also a principal member of the Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems (NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code) and a principal member of the Technical Committee on Industrial and Medical Gases (NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code). He holds a Credentialed Medical Gas Verifier (CMGV©) certification and has served on the Medical Gas Professional Healthcare Organization (MGPHO) Board of Directors. He is also Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD©), a LEED AP© (Accredited Professional), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP©), and a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) with a Master of Science degree in Business Education (MBE). He has published many articles on the subject of medical gases and has presented on compliance, emergency operations management, program development, and risk assessments to many of the healthcare and engineering societies, trade groups, and other interested organizations.






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