Opening a MedSpa? Here’s What You Need to Know about Medical Building Codes in SoFla that Apply to MedSpas

Medical spas walk the line in terms of building code requirements in Florida. If you’re planning to construct a MedSpa in the tri-county area, from Miami to Palm Beach, here are a few code-related considerations you should be aware of.

Florida Building Code Requirements

Despite occupying the medical world, MedSpas are not required to adhere to Florida’s AHCA-based code (Yes, you can read that again). The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program, licensing and regulating Florida’s health facilities, and providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive.

That said, MedSpas are still required to meet all Florida building code requirements for commercial properties (and then some).

In terms of building classification, MedSpas have a few additional requirements that traditional commercial buildings do not. The differences typically come down to how the project is divided based on occupancy and groups. Like all commercial buildings, NEC, NFPA and Life Safety requirements apply, yet these requirements differ subtly in a way that makes MedSpas a bit more stringent than regular commercial spaces. For example, MedSpas must include medical grade outlets in their facilities in order to comply with NEC code.

Hire a Local Contractor to Ensure Code Compliance

In order for your medical spa to be operational for your clients, it’s imperative that it meets all current Florida building code requirements.

Our team at Seacoast Construction has been working in the local area for more than two decades and is committed to producing superior work for our clients. We know the Florida Building Code like the back of our hands and go the extra mile to ensure our clients wishes are achieved while keeping safety top of mind. If you need help with your MedSpa construction or renovation project, please get in touch with us today.




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