Guide for Medical Gas Supply Systems at Consumer Sites
This standard applies to all new or upgraded CMG supply systems at health care facilities. It provides direction for compliance with the following national regulations and model codes:
– Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act  ;
– Title 21 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 210-211 ;
– NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code ; and
– NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code .
Section 5 covers the scope of these regulations and their applicability to CMG supply systems. CGA M-1 captures the requirements from these codes along with best practices to provide a comprehensive document for the process of designing, locating, installing, starting up, maintaining, testing, removing, and documenting work on a medical gas supply system.
This standard does not apply to:
– the piped distribution system;
– manufacturing plants or other establishments operated by the supplier or the supplier’s agent for the purpose of storing and refilling portable containers, trailers, mobile supply trucks, or tank cars with medical gases; or
– nonhealth care facilities such as laboratories, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology facilities.