Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)

Currently Adopted Edition: 2018

Request an FGI Plan Review


Required Questionnaire for Assisted Living Residence Initial License FGI Plan Review

Email FGI questions to fgireview@state.co.us.

The Facility Guidelines Institute or FGI is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to develop guidelines for designing and building hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. FGI oversees the revision process and publication of the "FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities" document. The Institute also funds research and offers resources to help develop safe health and residential care environments.

The "FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities" is a national standard document that provides minimum standards for the planning, design, and construction of health facilities to ensure patient safety and functionality. FGI works with many organizations to develop the guidelines and other practical publications that use the best available research evidence.


In an effort to provide Colorado's healthcare administrators and design professionals with as much support as possible, the FGI Plan Review and Safety Services team now offers quarterly on-line news and Q&A sessions.  This hour-long session occurs once every three months and provides CDPHE FGI team news as well as a forum for Colorado's healthcare administrators and design professionals to get their questions answered by the FGI team.  

If you have not yet participated in one of our quarterly meetings and would like to do so please email your name and email address to FGIreview@state.co.us and we will happily add you to the mailing list.  We typically send out a reminder email about a week prior to the upcoming quarterly meeting.

Additional Resources

FGI Basics for Health Facilities.

FGI for Behavioral Health Entities.

FGI Plan Review Frequently Asked Questions

FGI Project Queue - Operational at this time

FGI Clarification - ALR Corridor Definition.

FGI Formal Interpretations (Including Radiused Corners on Patient Bed Clearances)

FGI Functional Program Basic Information