Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)

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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.

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