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Design Guide for the Built Environment
Background
News

NAPHS is pleased to make available to the field – at no charge – a unique publication known as the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities.  The lastest Edition 6.2 includes the Safety Risk Assessment tool.

 

Written by national experts James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, and David Sine, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, the publication identifies specific items and manufacturers (with model numbers and photographs) to explain why hundreds of resources (from door levers to security glass) are appropriate for use in the behavioral healthcare setting.

 

The document was first issued in 2003 as Guidelines for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities and reissued in subsequent editions between 2007 and 2014 as the Design Guide.

 

The latest edition of the guide is intended to help those who are involved in caring for patients within an existing behavioral healthcare program as well as those designing a new building or renovating space.

3/25/2014

NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.2 now available. Please allow time for the pdf to load.

3/12/2013

Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Healthcare Facilities authors receive NAPHS Quality Award on 10th anniversary of the publication

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Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities (Edition 6.2 published April 2014).

 

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