This product of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) provides minimum standards for the design and construction of hospitals and outpatient facilities. The criteria for long-term care facilities will appear in a new document for 2014; please see the entry for Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. The Guidelines for Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities are information on the planning, design, construction, and commissioning process and facility requirements for both hospitals and outpatient facilities. Included are general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and new chapters on children’s and critical access hospitals. Outpatient facilities covered include primary care facilities, outpatient surgery facilities; birth centres; urgent care centres; mobile units; outpatient psychiatric and rehabilitation centres, endoscopy, dialysis, cancer treatment, and a new chapter on dental facilities. In addition, the 2014 Guidelines includes new material on safety risk assessments and medication safety zones, increased requirements for commissioning infrastructure systems, and updated requirements for surgery, imaging, endoscopy, and dialysis facilities as well as primary care facilities and freestanding emergency facilities.