Earlier Editions of the Guidelines

From 1987 to 2006, the Guidelines document was published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The 1987, 1992–93, 1996–97, 2001, and 2006 editions are available as downloadable, searchable PDFs:

Prior to 1987, the Guidelines document was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (formerly the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare). An earlier title was Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Medical Facilities.

Government publications are available through a local Federal Depository Library, usually located in a public or university library. The document numbers for the last four federal versions of the Guidelines/Minimum Requirements are:

  • Guidelines for Construction and Equipment of Hospital and Medical Facilities, 1983-84 edition DHHS Publication No. (HRS-M-HF) 84-1
  • Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities, DHEW Publication No. (HRA) 81-14500
  • Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities, DHEW Publication No. (HRA) 79-14500
  • Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities, DHEW Publication No. (HRA) 76-4000

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