Perspectives also has the usual “Consistent Interpretation” article. And, the guidance/interpretation column provides clear advice on what to look for relative to hospital power strips. Thus, here is their advice.
Hospital Power Strips
In fact, they identify only two types that are permissible in patient care areas. These are the UL 1363A and the UL 60601-1. Further, they cite a reference from CMS prohibiting the mounting of power strips to a wall. Sometimes, you see these walls full of power strips in the “cow pasture,” used to recharge computers on wheels.
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