Providers must post appropriate signage reading, Push until alarm sounds door will open in 15 seconds.
Push until alarm sounds door will open in 15 seconds
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As long as you have a method of providing cognitively aware residents, staff, and visitors the code you should not be cited for this deficiency. Posting of the code by the keypad is not the only method to achieve compliance with this, although it has been widely used by the providers. Some other approved methods:
You cannot use a wooden wedge, kick down, or other items like a trash can to prop open doors. However, non-rated resident room doors may be equipped with a magnetic or friction hold-open device that would allow the door to remain open but still meet the requirement for a single-motion to close.
Rated doors such as your smoke barrier, fire barrier, and hazardous room doors must remain closed. If they are equipped with a hold-open device, those devices must be tied into the fire alarm system.