The Emergency Department Design Guide (PG-18-12 Chapter 256) is a tool to assist Contracting Officers, Medical Center Staff, and Architects and Planners with the planning and design of Emergency Departments. This publication provides an overview concerning the design and planning of emergency
department facilities. The Standards represented herein are to be applied to departmental level
planning and design and to specific room layouts.
This document is the first Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Department Design Guide, which is produced together with a revised PG-18-9 Chapter 256 Emergency Department Space Planning Criteria, and update to the PG-18-5 Equipment Guide List.