Office of Construction & Facilities Management
DESIGN GUIDES (PG-18-12)
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Audiology and Speech Pathology Service - Change Summary (posted 2018-04)
Cardiovascular Laboratory Service
Dental Service - Change Summary
Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service
Electroencephalography Laboratory (EEG)
Emergency Department (ED) Appendix - Change Summary
Eye Clinic: Ophthalmology and Optometry Services - Change Summary
Imaging Services Design Guide Appendix - Change Summary
Inpatient Mental Health and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Facilities - Change Summary
Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units & Intensive Care Nursing Units
Mental Health Outpatient Services
National Cemetery Administration Design Guide
Office of Information & Technology
– Telecommunications Systems Infrastructure Standards and Design
Outpatient Clinic (SOC/CBOC): Effective October 1, 2016, PG-18-12 Outpatient Clinic (SOC/CBOC) Design Guide is rescinded and shall not be utilized for VA design projects. For Ambulatory Surgery Service planning and design services, material may be found in Inpatient Surgical/Endovascular Services and Ambulatory Surgical Service Design Guide. For CBOC Clinical Services planning and design standards, refer to CBOC Prototype Study and PACT Space Module Design Guide.
PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Space Module - Change Summary
Concurrence July 3, 2015
Pharmacy Service - Change Summary
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Appendix - Change Summary
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) - Change Summary
Research and Development (R&D) Appendix - Change Summary
Signage and Wayfinding (now under Design Manuals)
Small House Model - Change Summary
Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Center Appendix - Change Summary
Sterile Processing Service and Logistics Service - Change Summary
Surgical and Endovascular Services Appendix - Change Summary
Telecommunications Systems Infrastructure Standards and Design
NOTICE: VA Design Guides are in a continual process of refinement/update and new Design Guides are being developed. Update will be incremental; completed Guides will be posted on this site and noted as current. As much information in these Guides is dated, it is recommended that they be used with caution to assure that current standards of the health care industry are addressed in meeting VA’s needs. A planning/design consultant may be helpful in confirming the validity of project specific data.
Design Guides are intended to help speed the design process, control cost, avoid errors and omissions, and get value for dollars spent. Design guides are developed in partnership with the using service and are benchmarked with similar private sector guides.